JustChildren’s attorneys and organizers also seek local and statewide reforms to improve the systems that our children depend on. Through coalition building, policy advocacy, and litigation, we make lasting improvements for all children in Virginia.
Our most recent accomplishments include:
• Won unanimous passage of legislation rolling back zero tolerance laws and reducing criminalization of minor school-based misconduct. Secured gubernatorial budget amendment adding $617,000 for statewide training and competitive grants to high suspending schools in the use of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports.
• Increased regulatory protection against the use of restraint, seclusion, and other harmful techniques against students with disabilities served by private schools.
• Successfully advocated for changes to Virginia’s application for No Child Left Behind waivers, arguing that Virginia’s initial application would lock in existing achievement gaps among at-risk populations for years to come.
- Virginia’s Legislative Information System
Research the Virginia Code, look up the status of past and pending bills, and more. The Virginia LIS has searchable databases of bills, laws, and regulations.
- Civil Rights Data Collection
Check out how Virginia’s schools are doing on dozens of measures of educational access and equity using the U.S. Department of Education’s civil rights data collection, which includes samples from most of the nation’s public schools.
- Statistics and Reports from the Virginia Department of Education
Using the menu on the lefthand side of this page, you can access school, division, and state-level data about the school-age population, student achievement, and funding of Virginia’s public schools.
- Daily News Updates from the Virginia School Boards Association
The Virginia Daily Education News is a daily update (Monday through Friday) of education news throughout Virginia.
- Data Resource Guides from the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice
Download the most recent data and statistics about youth served by Virginia DJJ in communities, detention homes, and correctional facilities.