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My Son was in the School-to-Prison Pipeline

My Son was in the School-to-Prison Pipeline

The Assistant Principal of my son’s school called to tell me and my husband that our son had received a three-day out-of-school suspension for fighting. They told me he had starte ...

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My Daughter was also in the School-to-Prison Pipeline

My Daughter was also in the School-to-Prison Pipeline

I started trying to get my daughter the help she needed when she was still in elementary school. She didn’t pass the SOLs, even after we hired a tutor for her. I initiated a child ...

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South Hampton Roads and Staunton/Augusta/Waynesboro Chapters of Virginia Organizing Protest Cuts to Education and Health Care

South Hampton Roads and Staunton/Augusta/Waynesboro Chapters of Virginia Organizing Protest Cuts to Education and Health Care

What: Rallies to Protect Funding of Public Education and Health Care When: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. (Staunton) and 5:00 p.m. (Norfolk) Where: Outside Bob Goodlat ...

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My Daughter was in the School-to-Prison Pipeline

My Daughter was in the School-to-Prison Pipeline

When my daughter’s 6th grade teacher called to tell me she had been caught looking at a cell phone in class, she had already given her an in-school suspension. The teacher said he ...

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NRV Chapter Calls on School Board to Fight Racism

NRV Chapter Calls on School Board to Fight Racism

On August 15, leaders and supporters from the New River Valley Chapter of Virginia Organizing attended the Montgomery County School Board's regular meeting to ask for a public sta ...

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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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