CENTERS for

Education

January 2014

Policy Brief:  Educating Children, Saving State Funds
Policy Brief: Educating Children, Saving State Funds — Judging from the first year of scholarships granted under the Education Improvement Scholarships Tax Credit (EISTC), the program not only provides new opportunities for low-income students, but do so at a significant savings to the state budget. Proposed changes to the program would likely increase both the number of scholarships and the level of savings.  Read It Here!

January 2014

The Jefferson Journal:  A New Source for Qualified Employees
The Jefferson Journal: A New Source for Qualified Employees — To keep its economy moving, Virginia will need more than two million new workers in the next ten years, but there are only 1.5 million bodies in the pipeline.  Why not encourage, rather than discourage, qualified students to pursue a better education, a higher-paying job, and stay in Virginia?  Read It Here!

October 2013

The Jefferson Journal:  The Two-Edged Sword of SOL Reform
The Jefferson Journal: The Two-Edged Sword of SOL Reform — Judging from the platforms of both gubernatorial candidates, Virginia’s Standards of Learning exams may be in for a tougher time next year. But in the rush to reform, advocates are ignoring the unintended consequences of reform done badly. Read It Here!

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