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Governor McAuliffe Signs Legislation, Announces Updated Resources Promoting Alternatives to School Suspensions

Governor McAuliffe Signs Legislation, Announces Updated Resources Promoting Alternatives to School Suspensions

On Friday, Governor McAuliffe signed legislation directing the Board of Education to develop best practice alternatives to school suspensions. The legislation aligns with the Gove ...

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Gov. McAuliffe Signs Bills to Disrupt the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Gov. McAuliffe Signs Bills to Disrupt the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Sixteen Virginia Organizing members attend a bill signing in Richmond today. Governor Terry McAuliffe signed two bills supporting his "Classrooms not Courtrooms" initiative. In ad ...

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Pushing for changes in Lynchburg City Schools

Pushing for changes in Lynchburg City Schools

  Published by WSET. LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET)— The Lynchburg City School Board heard several issues the community wants to see changed. Before the meeting even started, a group ...

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Virginia Organizing to Hold Media Conference to Call on School Board to Meet with Community Groups

Virginia Organizing to Hold Media Conference to Call on School Board to Meet with Community Groups

What: Media conference with Lynchburg parents and community leaders to call on the Lynchburg School Board to meet with Virginia Organizing and other community groups When: Tuesday ...

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Editorial: Six Virginia communities try to make community college free

Editorial: Six Virginia communities try to make community college free

Published by the Roanoke Times. Across the country, there is a growing call to make community college free. The argument is a simple one that grows out of modern economics: We pro ...

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Virginia Organizing Challenges Number of School Suspensions

Virginia Organizing Challenges Number of School Suspensions

In the past two years, Virginia Organizing Chapters have worked to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline that has sent so many students unjustly into the juvenile justice system. ...

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Report: Reduce Incarceration To Narrow Achievement Gap

Report: Reduce Incarceration To Narrow Achievement Gap

RICHMOND, Va. — Widespread incarceration of African Americans during the drug war feeds the achievement gap in U.S. schools, according to a new report. The study from the Economic ...

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Equality for All Students

Equality for All Students

Published in the News and Advance I’m writing this letter to commend Scott Brabrand, superintendent of Lynchburg City Schools, and Derrick Brown for introducing change in our scho ...

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Virginia Organizing to Hold ‘Day of Empathy’ Media Call

Virginia Organizing to Hold ‘Day of Empathy’ Media Call

What: Tele-media conference When: Wednesday, March 1 at 10:30 a.m. Where: Call 712-432-1500, access code is 529122# Lynchburg, Va. ­— Virginia Organizing will hold a tele-media co ...

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Help End Mass Incarceration

Help End Mass Incarceration

Today, Virginia Organizing participated in the National Day of Empathy as part of the #cut50 campaign to reduce mass incarceration by 50 percent. The research shows school suspens ...

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