Virginia Receives $500,000 Lumina Foundation Grant to Help Close Gaps in Educational Attainment
A $500,000 educational equity grant by Indianapolis-based Lumina Foundation will help the Commonwealth of Virginia increase educational achievement for students of color by 5 percentage points over the next four years. Virginia is focusing on students who have traditionally been left behind, as it works toward its goal of being the best-educated state by 2030.
New Reports: Review of State Financial Aid and 2020-22 Higher Education Budget and Policy Recommendations
The State Council for Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV) released two new reports that provide strategies to further align funding and policies to meet the Commonwealth’s goal of becoming the best-educated state by 2030. The reports focus on improving affordability, completion, talent development, quality and equity.
$1 Billion in State Funding to Virginia Universities Aimed at Creating Workers for Amazon, Other Tech Firms
"The state will spend the money on schools that have committed to producing a certain number of graduates in computer science-related fields. Although the effort is driven largely by the needs of Amazon’s future headquarters, the state already had a shortage of tech workers, Gov. Ralph Northam said Thursday at Virginia State University," reports The Virginia Mercury.