The U.S. Department of Education has singled out two Virginia schools for routinely putting students in isolation or physically restraining them in response to misbehavior, and a recent investigation by ProPublica identified Virginia as one of several states that have few safeguards for students.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation has just released its 25th annual Kids Count survey. And while Virginia has made progress in the areas of education and overall health, it still suggests that more children are living in impoverished homes and lack the community make-up or family foundation to help increase their likelihood of living successful lives.
While parents look for more affordable ways to send their kids to college, many are seeking information about the Virginia 529 College Savings Plan. A new briefing by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission suggests that the state’s Plan may be one of the most viable and sustainable options.