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Commonwealth Institute says Virginia is short-changing its poor students

from The Washington Post

Students who come from low-income households face many challenges that can hinder their learning — hunger, housing instability and less access to enriching extracurriculars — and the federal government and states have worked to bridge that gap by providing additional funding for disadvantaged students. But Virginia is providing far less funding for low-income students than other states, according to a report from the Commonwealth Institute, a liberal think tank based in Richmond. The report, "Weighing Support for Virginia's Students," calls on lawmakers to study the issue and to boost such funding. more


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