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Virginia Organizing Efforts Lead to Portsmouth School Board Approval of New Code of Conduct

Virginia Organizing Efforts Lead to Portsmouth School Board Approval of New Code of Conduct

Portsmouth, Va.— On Saturday, the Portsmouth Chapter of Virginia Organizing celebrated a milestone victory in its campaign to reduce suspensions and disrupt the school-to-prison p ...

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2017 Mid-Year Report Now Online!

2017 Mid-Year Report Now Online!

Click here for a downloadable PDF version of our mid-year report to see more photos and accomplishments!   Virginia Organizing could not do our work without your support, and ...

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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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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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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 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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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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Grassroots Gathering Registration Open!

Grassroots Gathering Registration Open!

Click here to register for the Grassroots Gathering. Health care. Immigrant rights. Disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline. These are only a few of the issues Virginia Organizin ...

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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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