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Below you will find an archive of Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute monthly Newsletter(s) and the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute weekly update(s). Browse through the issues below, or follow the link located at the bottom of this page to subscribe.


July 19, 2017 Compass Point - ESSA and ELL (Jul 2017)
Compass Point A Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs   Recent State and Local Education News Virginia again earns top special education rating The Tidewater News July 14, 2017 For a fifth consecutive year, the U.S. Department of Education has awarded Virgi

June 14, 2017 Compass Point - High School Graduation (Jun 2017)
Compass Point A Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs   Recent State and Local Education News Where do Virginia’s Democratic gubernatorial candidates stand on school choice and other education issues? The Washington Post June 12, 2017 Governors have a great

May 3, 2017 Compass Point - College Graduation (May 2017)
Compass Point A Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs   Recent State and Local Education News Building a healthier Norfolk, one school garden at a time The Virginian-Pilot May 2, 2017 There is a generation of children growing up in America who have no idea

April 19 2017 Compass Point - GA Final Legislation and Tech 10 Years on (Apr 2017)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs   Recent State and Local Education News 10 years after Virginia Tech massacre, education goes on at Norris Hall Richmond Times-Dispatch April 12, 2017 It was in Room 206 of Norris Hall that G.V. L

April 5, 2017 Compass Point - School Safety (Apr 2017)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs   Recent State and Local Education News Virginia Assembly reconvenes Wednesday for ‘veto session’ Capital News Service April 3, 2017 Legislators will return to the state Capitol on Wednesday to co

March 8 2017 Compass Point - 2017 School Budget Factbook (Mar 2017)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs   Recent State and Local Education News Virginia school district to close for ‘A Day Without a Woman’ The Washington Post March 6, 2017 A Northern Virginia school system is canceling classes for a

March 1 2017 Compass Point - GA Wrap and EdLaw March (Mar 2017)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs   Recent State and Local Education News Virginia Beach students reach across continents to understand poverty The Virginian-Pilot February 28, 2017 Lynnhaven Middle School students are waiting to

February 22 2017 Compass Point - Budgets and 10-10-10 (Feb 2017)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs   Recent State and Local Education News VA Teacher of the Year Calls on Lawmakers to Support Education Public News Service February 21, 2017 Virginia's Teacher of the Year says connecting with stu

February 15 2017 Compass Point - Budgets and Teacher Pay (Feb 2017)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs   CEPI in the News A majority of Virginians say public schools are underfunded, survey shows  Washington Post February 8, 2017 Majority of Virginians say public schools underfunded Staunton News L

February 8 2017 Compass Point - Virtual School in Virginia Copy (Feb 2017)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs   CEPI in the News Poll: High schools need work Suffolk News-Herald January 30, 2017 Poll: K-12 underfunded; Colleges more effective Staunton News Leader January 30, 2017 Virginians say colleg

February 1 2017 Compass Point - Charter Schools (Feb 2017)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs   CEPI in the News VCU Wilder School Education Poll for Higher Education Community Idea Stations (WCVE) January 26, 2017 VCU poll: Majority say Virginia higher education institutions prepare stude

January 25 2017 Compass Point - School Start (Jan 2017)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs   Recent State and Local Education News Washington County teacher wins American Farm Bureau award SWVA Today January 21, 2017 A Washington County agriculture leader received national recognition l

January 18 2017 Compass Point - Tebow Bill (Jan 2017)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs   Recent State and Local Education News Williamsburg early education program receives accreditation The Virginia Gazette January 17, 2017 A Williamsburg school gained accreditation through the Nat

January 11 2017 Compass Point - Enrollment changes (Jan 2017)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs   Recent State and Local Education News Virginia Democratic delegates to seek new student loan authority Richmond Times-Dispatch January 10, 2017 The state House Democratic Caucus is backing a pla

January 4 2017 Compass Point - School Vouchers (Jan 2017)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs   Recent State and Local Education News Local organizers hope to bring male role models to students Virginian-Pilot January 1, 2017 When students return to Lynchburg City Schools on Tuesday, they'

December 14, 2016 Compass Point - Winter Break (Dec 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Center for Public Policy State & Local Education News Virginia will take a wait-and-see approach on new education law Roanoke Times December 12, 2016 Virginia will likely take advantage of updated regulations that allow it to postpone implementing a new education law until the 2018-19 school year, State Superintendent S

December 7, 2016 Compass Point - College Presidents Pay (Dec 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Center for Public Policy State & Local Education News College and university presidents top state salaries database Richmond Times-Dispatch December 4, 2016 Salary isn’t everything, especially for presidents of Virginia colleges and universities whose compensation largely comes from sources other than state taxes or stu

November 30 2016 Compass Point - Student Teacher Ratio (Nov 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Recent State and Local Education News New statewide school information website goes live The Daily Press November 29, 2016 If you're seeking pretty much any piece of data about your child's school, a

November 23 2016 Compass Point - Happy Thanksgiving (Nov 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Recent State and Local Education News Beacon of Hope helps LCS seniors apply to Virginia colleges, universities The News & Advance November 18, 2016 Seniors in Lynchburg City Schools had the chance to

November 16 2016 Compass Point - Teacher Evaluation (Nov 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Recent State and Local Education News Virginia’s schools are growing more racially and economically segregated The Washington Post November 14, 2016 Virginia’s schools have grown more racially and eco

November 9, 2016 Compass Point - Election impacts (Nov 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Center for Public Policy State & Local Education News Education leaders discuss how to improve learning The Daily Progress November 7, 2016 Four local education leaders participated Monday morning in a panel discussion on the future of education in Charlottesville at the University of Virginia. The panel, hosted by t

November 2, 2016 Compass Point - University Endowments (Nov 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Center for Public Policy State & Local Education News Supreme Court to hear case of transgender bathroom policy Washington Post October 29, 2016 The Supreme Court will take up transgender rights for the first time in the case of a Virginia school board that wants to prevent a transgender teenager from using the boys’ b

October 26, 2016 Compass Point - Teacher Turnover (Oct 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Center for Public Policy State & Local Education News Central High School teacher honored as Virginia's Outstanding Agriculture Education Teacher WHSV October 24, 2016 WOODSTOCK, Va. (WHSV) -- Sherry Heishman, Agricultural Education teacher and FFA advisor at Central High School since 1985, is no stranger to awards for

October 19, 2016 Compass Point - School Day start times (Oct 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Center for Public Policy State & Local Education News Without the YMCA, preschool programs in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach forge ahead The Virginian Pilot October 18, 2016 Preschoolers at Georgetown Primary clutched foods made from construction paper last week as they listened to "The Very Hungry Caterpillar." As the

October 12, 2016 Compass Point - Absenteeism Continued (Oct 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Center for Public Policy State & Local Education News Q&A: Anne Holton, Clinton Ally, on Education Philadelphia October 10, 2016 Anne Holton is a former judge and education secretary of Virginia, and VP candidate Tim Kaine’s wife. We talked to her about education while she was in Philly. Last Thursday, Democratic vice

October 5, 2016 Compass Point - ASL (Oct 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Center for Public Policy State & Local Education News Eighty-one percent of Virginia schools fully accredited for 2016-2017 school year WTKR October 2, 2016 RICHMOND, Va. – Eighty-one percent of Virginia’s 1,825 public schools are now fully accredited, according to the Virginia Department of Education. The number of fu

September 28 2016 Compass Point - Educator Churn corrected (Sep 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute Part of Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Recent State and Local Education News Virginia secretary of education tells HU students to ‘rise up' Daily Press September 25, 2016 Virginia’s new secretary of education told Hampton University students on Sun

September 21 2016 Compass Point - Accreditation and Teacher Tenure (Sep 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Recent State and Local Education News RPS special education program concerns prompts VDOE to attend school board meeting 8 News September 19, 2016 RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Virginia Department of Edu

September 14, 2016 Compass Point - SOL Social Science (Sep 2016)
A map based visualization of SOL performance data for 2015-16 school year. Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Center for Public Policy State & Local Education News Alexandria school targeted students before SOL testing Richmond.com September 11, 2016 As schools were busy readying students for state exams, teachers at Cora Kelly School for Mat

September 7, 2016 Compass Point - SOL Science and Math (Sep 2016)
A map based visualization of SOL performance data for 2015-16 school year. Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Center for Public Policy State & Local Education News Landes introduces higher-education reform bills Augusta Free Press September 5, 2016 Phoebe Willis, a current student of the University of Virginia Law School feels impacted by t

August 31, 2016 Compass Point - SOL Test results (Aug 2016)
A map based visualization of SOL performance data for 2015-16 school year. Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Center for Public Policy State & Local Education News Virginia using $250,000 grants for preschool pilot programs WSLS10 August 30, 2016 Two areas in southwest Virginia are getting money to improve early childhood education. The $250,

August 24, 2016 Compass Point - Back-to-School II (Aug 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Center for Public Policy CEPI in the News Commonwealth Education Policy Institute Releases Schools Data August 17, 2016 WCVE   State & Local Education News Governor McAuliffe announces Affordable Pathways Grants to help students succeed Spartan Echo August 18, 2016 Governor McAuliffe announced a new grant

August 17, 2016 Compass Point - Back-to-School I (Aug 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Center for Public Policy State & Local Education News Students continue to improve on Virginia’s statewide tests The Washington Post August 16, 2016 Passage rates for Virginia’s statewide standardized tests rose again, with 80 percent of students passing reading and math exams this year. The results of the Standards of

August 10, 2016 Compass Point - Higher Ed Affordability (Aug 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Recent State and Local Education News Virginia is a National Leader in Computer Science Education Community Idea Stations August 4, 2016 It’s been a defining year for Virginia as a national leader in

August 3, 2016 Compass Point - Special Education (Aug 2016)
Visualizing the distribution of special education enrolled students in VA. Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Recent State and Local Education News Virginia's high school system is changing. How it'll look is open to discussio

July 27, 2016 Compass Point - Civics performance (Jul 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Center for Public Policy State & Local Education News New SOL Innovation Committee meets for the first time in Richmond Richmond Times Dispatch July 21, 2016 A reconstituted SOL Innovation Committee met for the first time Thursday to begin its third year and to continue the work of an inaugural group that took the first

July 20, 2016 Compass Point - Teacher Salaries (Jul 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Center for Public Policy State & Local Education News Va. education gets new chief academic officer The Progress Index July 15, 2016 Superintendent of Public Instruction Steven R. Staples announced Tuesday that Steven M. Constantino will become the Virginia Department of Education’s chief academic officer and assistant

July 13, 2016 Compass Point - Higher Ed Degrees and Rising Costs (Jul 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Center for Public Policy State & Local Education News Virginia Board of Education sets public hearings to discuss recently passed legislation The Virginian-Pilot July 12, 2016 Starting this week, the Virginia Board of Education will hold four hearings at which the public can offer thoughts on how best to prepare student

June 29, 2016 Compass Point - Local Tax Rates (Jun 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Center for Public Policy State & Local Education News In the fight against sexual assault, this school district is teaching about consent Washington Post June 21, 2016 The educational video opens with a sober warning: Those who rape and sexually assault are not always predators hiding in the shadows; they sometimes are

June 22, 2016 Compass Point - Graduation Rates (Jun 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Center for Public Policy State & Local Education News Va. transgender bathroom case headed back to district court as Supreme Court considers appeal Daily Progress June 21, 2016 A transgender teen’s fight with the Gloucester County School Board over bathroom access is heading back to federal district court. The 4th U.S.

June 15, 2016 Compass Point - Absenteeism (Jun 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Center for Public Policy State & Local Education News This house — built with the help of high school students — is on the market for $935,000 Washington Post June 12, 2016 This home has all the amenities you’d expect of a suburban Washington residence, including an airy master bedroom, walk-in closets and a spacious ki

June 8, 2016 Compass Point - Disparate funding for low income schools (Jun 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Center for Public Policy State & Local Education News Did Terry McAuliffe just invite a school law suit? Washington Post June 6, 2016 Could Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s (D) executive order automatically restoring voting and other rights for released felons lead to a landmark education decision? Jim Crow-era “separat

June 1 2016 Compass Point - School Budgets (Jun 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Recent State and Local Education News Editorial: Legislators: Hands off higher ed. Part II Virginian-Pilot May 30, 2016 Earlier this month, this space expressed the view that the appointed governing b

May 25 2016 Compass Point - School Suspensions (May 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Recent State and Local Education News Germanna Foundation to honor donors who helped reach $12 million goal The Daily Progress May 23, 2016 Germanna Community Educational Foundation and Germanna Commu

May 18 2016 Compass Point - Technology and Gender Gaps (May 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Recent State and Local Education News Governor signs legislation to transform Va. high school graduation requirements Richmond Times Dispatch May 12, 2016 Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed legislation Thurs

May 4, 2016 Compass Point - Community College (May 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Center for Public Policy State & Local Education News Virginia education secretary studies Moneta personalized learning program CBS 7 - WDBJ May 6, 2016 Bedford County's method of tailoring education for individual students has grabbed the attention of Virginia's Education Secretary. Anne Holton toured Moneta Elementar

May 4, 2016 Compass Point - Final GA update (May 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Center for Public Policy State & Local Education News VDOE: Complaints about special education ‘unfounded’ The Franklin News-Post April 27, 2016 llegations of intimidation, segregation and breaches of confidentiality were laid to rest Tuesday, as the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) released its report on the inv

April 27, 2016 Compass Point - Paying for Public Education (Apr 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Center for Public Policy State & Local Education News Brewster resigns as Pulaski County schools superintendent Roanoke Times April 26, 2016 Tom Brewster is stepping down as Pulaski County's schools superintendent, the school system announced Tuesday. He is becoming an associate professor of curriculum and instruction

April 20, 2016 Compass Point - Free, Appropriate Public Education (Apr 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Center for Public Policy State & Local Education News Federal appeals court sides with transgender teen, says bathroom case can go forward Washington Post April 19, 2016 A federal appeals court in Richmond has ruled that a transgender high school student who was born as a female can sue his school board on discriminatio

April 13, 2016 Compass Point - Career Planning (Apr 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Center for Public Policy State & Local Education News Virginia heading for dramatic high school overhaul eSchool News April 6, 2016 Virginia high school is going to look different for the freshmen who enroll in 2018. Even the idea of high school will be different, according to architects of a plan that the State Board o

April 6, 2016 Compass Point - Free Speech on Campus (Apr 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Center for Public Policy State & Local Education News Virginia Beach named best community for music education again News Channel 3 (WTKR) April 2, 2016 Virginia Beach city public schools have once again been designated by the National Association of Music Merchants as one of the best communities for music education in t

March 30, 2016 Compass Point - early childhood ed (Mar 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Center for Public Policy State & Local Education News Why wealthy D.C. suburb shouldn’t reverse socioeconomic school integration [Opinion] Washington Post March 28, 2016 The school board in Loudoun County, Virginia, is about to make an important decision on where to send several hundred low-income students to school. Th

March 23, 2016 Compass Point - higher ed (Mar 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Center for Public Policy State & Local Education News CEO to give up base salary, use it for educational fund The Virginian-Pilot March 22, 2016 The president and CEO of shipbuilding company Huntington Ingalls Industries says he will forgo his base salary and use the money to launch an educational assistance fund for em

March 16, 2016 Compass Point - Budget passed (Mar 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Center for Public Policy State & Local Education News Segregationist Byrd’s name to be axed from Virginia school The Free-Lance Star March 11, 2016 A Virginia school division decided Thursday to remove a prominent segregationist’s name from a school, saying students should not be educated in a building named after a man

March 9, 2016 Compass Point - Spring Break (Mar 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Center for Public Policy State & Local Education News Sen. Warner talks college, politics and the future with Chesterfield high school juniors Richmond Times-Dispatch March 7, 2016 U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Va., met with a group of juniors at Monacan High School this morning to talk about college, jobs and the preside

March 2, 2016 Compass Point - Virtual Schools (Mar 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Center for Public Policy State & Local Education News Anne Holton frames governor's education agenda as making up for recession-era austerity The Roanoke Times February 24, 2016 There’s been more talk about funding K-12 and higher education during this legislative session than any since the recession began, something th

February 24, 2016 Compass Point (Feb 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Center for Public Policy State & Local Education News Bill on Virginia high school graduation requirements passes House The Virginian-Pilot February 22, 2016 The House of Delegates on Monday passed, by a 99-1 vote, a bill that would alter high school graduation requirements in Virginia. State Sen. John Miller’s bill, S

February 17, 2016 Compass Point - (Feb 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Center for Public Policy State & Local Education News Virginia Senate downs measure on creating alternative schools Washington Times February 15, 2016 A two-year effort to expand charter schools in Virginia was dealt a blow Monday, when the Senate voted 21-19 to reject a measure that would have made it easier to establi

February 10, 2016 Compass Point - Legislative Update and the Tebow Bill (Feb 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs State & Local Education News Virginia bills would put limits on role of police in schools The Center for Public Integrity February 9, 2016 Virginia legislators are debating bills this week that would lim

February 3, 2016 Compass Point - English Language Learners (Feb 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs CEPI in the News Sens. Kaine and Warner Hold Roundtable on Higher Ed Captial News Service (February 1, 2016) The state of education in Virginia according to Anne Holton, part 2 RVA News (January 27, 2

January 27, 2016 Compass Point - Economic impact higher ed (Jan 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs CEPI in the News EDITORIAL: You get what you pay for Greene County Record (January 21, 2015) Most in Virginia would back coursework focusing on jobs Bristol Herald Courier (January 19, 2015) 

January 20, 2016 Compass Point - Workforce and Higher Ed (Jan 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs CEPI in the News Poll: Public sees role for high schools in workforce development Augusta Free Press (January 19, 2015) Poll Finds Most High School Students Aren’t Ready for Workplace NPR (WCVE) (Jan

January 13, 2016 Compass Point - Ed Funding K-12 (Jan 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs CEPI in the News Poll: Most in Va. support higher taxes for schools Fauquier Now January 12, 2016 VCU poll: Majorities say current school funding is insufficient Augusta Free Press January 12, 2016 P

January 6 2016 Compass Point - The New Year (Jan 2016)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Recent State and Local Education News General Assembly considering education funding, career readiness The Daily Press January 4, 2016 Gov. Terry McAuliffe has said he wants to see "a transformative b

December 16 2015 Compass Point - ESEA reauthorization (Dec 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Recent State and Local Education News Urban Coalition Presses Virginia Lawmakers to 'Meaningfully Increase' Education Funding WAMU December 14, 2015 Lawmakers from Virginia's urban areas are getting r

December 9 2015 Compass Point - School Safety and Discipline (Dec 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Articles of Interest State & Local Policy Should state -- not just local school boards -- have power to approve charter schools? The Daily Press December 6, 2015 Should Virginia amend its constituti

December 2 2015 Compass Point - Degrees awarded by county (Dec 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Articles of Interest State & Local Policy Northern Virginia Community College shares no-textbook-cost degrees Eduation Dive November 30, 2015  Tidewater Community College's Z-Degree program in busine

November 18 2015 Compass Point - Student Teacher Ratios (Nov 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Local/State Education News Virginia students to receive $2.29 million in loan forgiveness through settlement with Education Management Corporation Augusta Free Press November 17, 2015 For-profit educ

November 11 2015 Compass Point - Approaches to School Safety (Nov 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs CEPI in the News Verma: Honoring dedicated public service Richmond Times-Dispatch (November 7, 2015) "This year, a special posthumous award for Exemplary Lifetime Leadership is being bestowed to recognize

November 4 Compass Point - Accreditation ratings review (Nov 2015)
A look at where Virginia stacks up based on 2015 ACT average scores. Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Articles of Interest State & Local Policy At NAACP meeting, McAuliffe announces initiative to address school discipline R

October 28 Compass Point - Higher Ed Choices (Oct 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Recent State and Local Education News Virginia Department of Education investigates Franklin Co. special education program CBS 7 (WDBJ) October 26, 2015 The Virginia Department of Education is in Fran

October 21 2015 Compass Point - On-time graduate rate (Oct 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Recent Virginia Education News Student fare proposed for Reserve-a-Ride Go Dan River October 15, 2015 With more high school students participating in educational opportunities outside traditional class

October 14 2015 Compass Point - 1st Year Teacher Retention and Bullying (Oct 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Recent Virginia Education News New accreditation ratings mean more options for Virginia schools Daily Press October 6, 2015 Virginia released new accreditation guidelines for schools Tuesday — criteri

October 7 2015 Compass Point - Concussion Protocols (Oct 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Recent State Education Articles 4 Virginia schools to participate in pilot solar program Education Week October 5, 2015 Four public schools in Virginia have been selected to participate in a pilot so

September 30 2015 Compass Point - Gender gap (Sep 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Recent State and Local Education News More staff, smaller classes among concerns shared with Gov. McAuliffe during Virginia Beach forum The Virginian-Pilot September 28, 2015 Paul Wilson stepped away

September 23 2015 Compass Point - Pre-K spending and Child Find (Sep 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs State and Local Education News College presidents offer frank talk about schools' challenges Richmond Times-Dispatch September 22, 2015 The presidents of Virginia’s public colleges and universities are

September 16 2015 Compass Point - JLARC report on 10 year funding (Sep 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs State and Local Education News NVCC To Unveil New Higher Ed Center Leesburg Today September 15, 2015 Northern Virginia Community College’s Loudoun Campus will formally open the first phase of its new

September 9 2015 Compass Point (Sep 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs State & Local News McAuliffe talks education, jobs with Stafford parents, administrators Stafford Local September 7, 2015 Governor Terry McAuliffe met with parents, teachers and administrators at an ‘

September 2 Compass Point - ACT scores (Sep 2015)
A look at where Virginia stacks up based on 2015 ACT average scores. Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Articles of Interest State & Local Policy Education Innovation Tour for McAuliffe Begins Outside Richmond NBC 29 WVIR Aug

August 26 Compass Point - Higher Ed back to School (Aug 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Recent State and Local Education News UVA Offers First Special Ed Master’s Program in Northern VA NBC 29 - WVIR August 20, 2015 A national shortage of special education teachers is inspiring the Unive

August 19 Compass Point - SOL tests released (Aug 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Articles of Interest State & Local Policy 2015 SOL tests: Best and worst Va. school systems WTOP August 13, 2015 Falls Church has only five schools, with a total of about 2,500 students, many of whom

August 12 2015 Compass Point - Biliterarcy Seal (Aug 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Articles of Interest State & Local Policy Back-to-school is here already for some Norfolk kids Politico August 11, 2015  Diamond Mizell played on the sidewalk in front of Jacox Elementary on Monday mor

August 5 2015 Compass Point - ESEA progress (Aug 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Articles of Interest State & Local Policy Virginia Governor Questions Out-of-State Admissions Inside Higher Ed August 3, 2015  Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, used a radio show last week to

July 29 2015 Compass Point - Teacher Pay (Jul 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Articles of Interest State & Local Policy School board member hopes to begin STEM academy The Progress-Index July 26, 2015 School Board member Krishan Agrawal hopes that the board will approve the creat

July 22 2015 Compass Point - STEM (Jul 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Articles of Interest State & Local Policy Gov. McAuliffe Announces VA. Schools Earn Top Federal Rating NBC29 (WVIR) July 20, 2015 Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia’s public schools

July 10 2015 Compass Point - Funding 10 year comparison (Jul 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Articles of Interest State & Local Policy Virginia's Financial Literacy Law Has First Graduates Education Week July 9, 2015 Students in Virginia's class of 2015 are the first in that state to graduate u

July 1 2015 Compass Point - 2v4 year college and takeover (Jul 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Articles of Interest State & Local Policy Low morale causes rise in number of teachers leaving field The Virginian-Pilot June 29, 2015  Stefanie Hicks would have been in line for a roughly $7,000 raise

June 24 2015 Compass Point - Schools in the Face of Changing Demographics Conference (Jun 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Articles of Interest State & Local Policy Schools take action to attract students to education careers Washington Post June 21, 2015  For years, education groups have warned that lagging pay for teache

June 17 Compass Point - Full time online (Jun 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Articles of Interest State & Local Policy Richmond, Henrico schools want to crack down on fight videos Richmond Times-Dispatch June 14, 2015 Local school officials want students to stop filming fights a

June 10 Compass Point - HS grads ready (Jun 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Articles of Interest State & Local Policy Study: Pay of 6 public college chiefs in Va. tops U.S. median Richmond Times-Dispatch June 8, 2015 It would take the tuition and fees paid by 62 students to fi

June 3 Compass Point - Effective School Boards (Jun 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Articles of Interest State & Local Policy VCU School of Education receives more than $3 million in Department of Education grants VCU Across the Spectrum May 26, 2015 The U.S. Department of Education h

May 27 Compass Point - Veterans and Education (May 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Articles of Interest State & Local Policy VCU study finds students are eating fruits and veggies in school lunches, contradicting criticism VCU Across the Spectrum May 21, 2015 Under new federal school

May 20 Compass Point - rating higher ed (May 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Articles of Interest State & Local Policy Parents send a message and ‘opt out’ of Virginia SOL tests CBS 6 - WTVR May 19, 2015 One million Virginia public school students took the state mandated Standa

May 13 2015 Compass Point - Reduce Sexual Assaults (May 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Articles of Interest State & Local Policy Dominion Foundation provides $500,000 grant for rural education program Virginia Business May 5, 2015 The Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Richmond-

May 6 2015 Compass Point - Bullying recap (May 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Articles of Interest State & Local Policy Young adults with autism face big challenges Virginia Gazette May 4, 2015 More than 3.5 million people in the United States are affected by autism spectrum dis

April 29 2015 Compass Point - Higher Ed Finishes out (Apr 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Articles of Interest State & Local Policy Parents demand cellphone policy changes after school fight videos go viral CBS 6 (WTVR) April 26, 2015 Hundreds of parents met with Henrico School and community

April 22 2015 Compass Point - Continued Segregation in Schools (Apr 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Articles of Interest State & Local Policy Columbine, Virginia Tech Shootings Motivate Student Survivors, Parents To Fight School Violence International Business Times April 19, 2015  Crystal Woodman Mil

April 15 2015 Compass Point - Implicit Bias (Apr 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Articles of Interest State & Local Policy SEN. TIM KAINE PROMOTES TECHNICAL EDUCATION IN VIRGINIA FOR HISPANICS Breitbart.com April 8, 2015  Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA), co-chair of the Senate Career and Tech

April 8 2015 Compass Point - Teaching History (Apr 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Articles of Interest State & Local Policy Terry McAuliffe slams Rolling Stone's 'abject failure of accountability' Politico April 6, 2015  Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Monday slammed Rolling Stone

April 1 2015 Compass Point (Apr 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Articles of Interest State & Local Policy UVa board approves sharp tuition hike Richmond Times-Dispatch March 25, 2015  The University of Virginia board of visitors approved a series of tuition increa

March 25 2015 Compass Point (Mar 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Articles of Interest State & Local Policy Prince William to receive $10.5M for new preschool program Potomac Local March 18, 2015 Prince William County will be receiving $10.5 million dollars over the

March 18 Compass Point (Mar 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Articles of Interest State & Local Policy Virginia Beach planning fewer teachers, bigger classes due to budget shortfall News Channel 3 (Hampton) March 11, 2015 “To say times are tight is an understatem

March 4 Compass Point (Mar 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs CEPI in the News Photo Gallery: General Assembly (4th photo)  Richmond Times Dispatch February 24, 2015 Articles of Interest State & Local Policy McAuliffe announces higher education agreement C

February 25 Compass Point (Feb 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs CEPI in the News Poll finds majority of Virginians favor more high school online learning opportunities The Augusta Free Press February 2, 2015 Articles of Interest State & Local Policy Virginia

February 18 Compass Point (Feb 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs CEPI in the News Action Needed: ‘Tebow’ Bill Passed Senate Committee!! The Family Foundation February 12, 2015 Articles of Interest State & Local Policy College sexual assault prevention has unl

February 11 Compass Point (Feb 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Articles of Interest State & Local Policy Virginia House, Senate back pay raises The Daily Press February 8, 2015 State employees, including teachers and college faculty, would see raises under the budg

February 4 Compass Point (Feb 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public Policy L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Articles of Interest State & Local Policy U.Va. Head: School to Be National Leader on Campus Safety Associated Press January 30, 2015 After being thrown into the national spotlight on issues of sexual as

January 28 Compass Point (Jan 2015)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public PolicyL. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs CEPI in the News SCHEV makes student aid a priorityCommonwealth TimesJanuary 26, 2015VCU poll finds majority willing to pay more taxes to support schoolsAugusta Free PressJanuary 24, 2015Poll: colleges should report assa

January 21 Compass Point (Jan 2015)
Compass PointA Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy InstituteA project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public PolicyL. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public AffairsCEPI in the NewsStatewide poll says colleges should report assaults to policeRVA NewsJanuary 20, 2015Poll: colleges should report assaults to policeVirginia BusinessJanuary 15, 2015Majority of polled Virginians want colleges to report sexual assaults to

January 14 Compass Point (Jan 2015)
Compass PointA Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy InstituteA project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public PolicyL. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public AffairsCEPI in the NewsToday's Top Opinion: 2014 comes to an endRichmond Times DispatchDecember 31, 2014"Central Virginia lost Beverly Reynolds, an unsurpassed patron of the arts; Bill Bosher, a beloved educator; and Cameron Gallagher, a teen whose life and pa

December 3 2014 Compass Point (Dec 2014)
Compass PointA Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy InstituteA project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public PolicyL. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public AffairsArticles of InterestState & Local PolicySaslaw bill would make colleges report sexual assaults to policeRichmond Times Dispatch Nov 26, 2014 Senate Minority Leader Richard L. Saslaw, D-Fairfax, delivering a tirade about the report of an alleged gang rap

November 25 2014 Compass Point (Nov 2014)
Compass PointA Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy InstituteA project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public PolicyL. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public AffairsCEPI in the NewsEducation Editorial: U.S. immigration lawsNBC 12 (WWBT)November 23, 2014"Since the President asserts that his action is about protecting children, not criminals, it's reasonable to ask what the implications might be for education."Clover

November 19 2014 Compass Point (Nov 2014)
Compass PointA Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy InstituteA project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public PolicyL. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public AffairsCEPI in the NewsEducation Editorial: Managing a school system successfullyNBC 12 (WWBT)November 16, 2014"As a superintendent, changing attendance boundaries was like having a root canal with no Novocain."Henrico Bullied Teen Gets Big Support1140 WRVA Ne

November 12 2014 Compass Point (Nov 2014)
Compass PointA Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy InstituteA project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public PolicyL. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public AffairsCEPI in the NewsEducation Editorial: UNC athletes academic fraudNBC 12 (WWBT)November 9, 2014"And the next time you are asked where you earned your degree...remember that the emphasis should be on earned!"Hanover students discuss views on marijuana, alc

November 5 2014 Compass Point (Nov 2014)
Compass PointA Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy InstituteA project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public PolicyL. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public AffairsCEPI in the NewsHome schooling on rise in Va., Richmond regionRichmond Times-DispatchNovember 4, 2014The disturbing discovery about a Henrico teacher students found, but school leaders missedCBS 6 (WTVR)October 31, 2014Articles of InterestState & Local

October 29 2014 Compass Point (Oct 2014)
Compass PointA Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy InstituteA project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public PolicyL. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public AffairsCEPI in the NewsEducation Editorial: Schools, Beliefs, and HalloweenNBC 12 (WWBT)October 26, 2014"Halloween can be a teachable moment . . . first pretending can be fun and educational but be proud of who you are. . .  third, never do anything behin

October 22 2014 Compass Point (Oct 2014)
Compass PointA Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy InstituteA project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public PolicyL. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public AffairsCEPI in the NewsEducation Editorial: Ethical BoundariesNBC 12 (WWBT)October 19, 2014"But, many of the ethical issues that we are watching unfold are not about values, what you believe, but about virtues, what you do."Experts talk safety response after M

October 15 2014 Compass Point (Oct 2014)
Compass PointA Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy InstituteA project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public PolicyL. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public AffairsCEPI in the NewsEducation Editorial: College savings accountsNBC 12 (WWBT)October 12, 2014"With legislation developing at the state and federal levels, perhaps there is merit in replacing a 'hand out' for today with a 'start up' for tomorrow…"Rich

October 8 2014 Compass Point (Oct 2014)
Compass PointA Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy InstituteA project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public PolicyL. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public AffairsCEPI in the NewsEducation Editorial: Fiscal ExigencyNBC 12 (WWBT)October 5, 2014"Tuition clearly has regressive characteristics. The greatest impact is upon those who can least afford it."Cyber bully targets Henrico County middle school studentsNBC 12 (

October 1 2014 Compass Point (Oct 2014)
Compass PointA Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy InstituteA project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public PolicyL. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public AffairsCEPI in the NewsSOL Innovation Committee Meets in RichmondNBC 29 (WVIR)September 30, 2014Articles of InterestState & Local PolicyJudge dismisses Va. education discrimination suitThe Washington PostSeptember 25, 2014 A federal judge has dismissed a lawsu

September 24 2014 Compass Point (Sep 2014)
Compass PointA Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy InstituteA project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public PolicyL. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public AffairsCEPI in the NewsEducation Editorial: ReunionsNBC 12 (WWBT)September 21, 2014"Go to your reunion, talk about those who helped shape you…and your children will continue to understand the value that you place on education."Report: Fewer Virginia scho

September 17 2014 Compass Point (Sep 2014)
Compass PointA Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy InstituteA project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public PolicyL. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public AffairsCEPI in the NewsEducation Editorial: Department of Education accountabilityNBC 12 (WWBT)September 14, 2014"The Fed web site offers teaching materials related to 9/11 but opens with a disclaimer."Proposed Henrico school ban policy could lead to parents b

September 10 2014 Compass Point (Sep 2014)
Compass PointA Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy InstituteA project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public PolicyL. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public AffairsCEPI in the NewsEducation Editorial: SOLs and student performanceNBC 12 (WWBT)September 7, 2014"When single digit scores persist . . . adults should feel the consequences.  Failing schools are not about little people."Henrico's Steward School hit w





July 23 2014 Compass Point (Jul 2014)
Compass PointA Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy InstituteA project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public PolicyL. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public AffairsCEPI in the NewsEducation Editorial: Choosing a college majorNBC 12 (July 20, 2014)Articles of InterestState & Local PolicyWhat's Expendable?:  Tensions at Mary Baldwin signal competing understandings Inside Higher Ed, July 21, 2014 Interviews with

July 2 2014 Compass Point (Jul 2014)
Compass PointA Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy InstituteA project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public PolicyL. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public AffairsCEPI in the NewsEducation Editorial: Punishment for school fightsNBC 12 (June 29, 2014)Chesterfield school fight raises questions about no tolerance policyNBC 12(June 26, 2014)Articles of InterestState & Local PolicyPanel seeks input on higher education

June 18 2014 Compass Point (Jun 2014)
Compass PointA Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy InstituteA project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public PolicyL. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public AffairsCEPI in the NewsEducation Editorial: Teacher tenureNBC 12 (June 15, 2014)Chesterfield student suspended for bringing vapor pen to schoolNBC 12(June 10, 2014)Articles of InterestState & Local Policy32,000 Chromebooks: How a Virginia school system bet on

June 11 2014 Compass Point (Jun 2014)
Compass Point A Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute A project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public PolicyL. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs CEPI in the News Education Editorial: DisciplineNBC 12 (June 8, 2014) Henrico school leaders looking at changes to student discipline codeNBC 12(June 2, 2014)Virginia Conversations: Jobs for Virgini

June 4 2014 Compass Point (Jun 2014)
Compass PointA Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy InstituteA project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public PolicyL. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public AffairsCEPI in the NewsEducation Editorial: The Next Step after GraduationNBC 12 (June 1, 2014)They’ve Got Our Backs: Virginians support public schools and educators in annual pollVirginia Journal of Education(June 2014)Articles of InterestState & Local

May 28 2014 Compass Point (May 2014)
Compass PointA Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy InstituteA project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public PolicyL. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public AffairsCEPI in the NewsEducation Editorial: Teacher EvaluationsNBC 12 (May 25, 2014)Articles of InterestState & Local PolicyAll Montgomery high schools to have police on campus for new school year The Washington Post, May 26, 2014Police will be posted in all 2

May 14 2014 Compass Point (May 2014)
Compass PointA Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy InstituteA project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public PolicyL. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public AffairsCEPI in the NewsEducation Editorial: Dropout RatesNBC 12 (May 4, 2014)Assault charge at Henrico school may have sparked cyberbully attacksNBC 12(May 9, 2014)Articles of InterestState & Local PolicySTEM academy prepares Va. students for future The Washin

Apr 9 2014 Compass Point (Apr 2014)
Compass PointA Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy InstituteA project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public PolicyL. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public AffairsCEPI in the NewsEducation Editorial: NUTSNBC 12 (Apr. 6, 2014)Struggling schools to get state help for technology improvementsNBC 12(April 1, 2014)Articles of InterestState & Local PolicyTech Program Helps Fifth-graders Consider Benefits of CollegeThe R


May 21 2014 Compass Point (May 2014)
Compass PointA Weekly Collection of Data, Articles and Insights from the Commonwealth Educational Policy InstituteA project of the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Public PolicyL. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public AffairsCEPI in the NewsEducation Editorial: FundraisersNBC 12 (May 18, 2014)Did Brown v. Board accomplish integration in 60 years since decision?CBS 6(May 16, 2014)Articles of InterestState & Local PolicyTurnover spikes in Virginia schools’ top jobs The




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