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College Degrees Help Recession Recovery(Comments Off on College Degrees Help Recession Recovery)

November 11, 2015

Apparently a college degree does make a difference – at least when it comes to a region’s ability to recover from recession. Northern Virginia is a driver of growth in our state. This was the case in the period between the last two recessions. From 2002 through 2007, employment in the Northern Virginia portion of […]

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Shutting Down the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Amid growing national concerns about “mass incarceration,” particularly of African-Americans, a Center for Public Integrity study found in August that Virginia schools refer students to law enforcement agencies at a higher rate than schools in any other state in the country — and three times the national average. The report highlighted the case of an autistic, […]

College-Age Student Population to Decline

Colleges and universities may want to take note: The number of people in the college age range of 18 to 24 is falling. The nation’s population is expected to grow by more than 13 million, or an annual average of 0.8 percent a year, from this year through 2020. Virginia will see 403,585 new residents, […]

Charter School Constitutional Amendment: Giving Opportunities to Students

Imagine that award-winning teachers proposed a high school for under-performing students adding 23 days to the school calendar, and extending the daily schedule by more than an hour each day. Imagine further that this school allows students to take an additional credit course each year, provides increased “wrap-around” services for students and families, was endorsed […]

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