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Blog that includes the latest information from Richmond Forward, as well as links to more immediate news sources. 

 

The Basics

Explains why the goal of education facilities was selected, provides baseline educational documents explaining the language of government, and proposes a path towards a solution.

 

Outside Resources

Provides links to best practices, resources, and government documents to further your knowledge and provide transparency of current attempts to address the school facilities in Richmond.

The Latest

Our Approach

Due to our limited capacity and intentional approach to not supplanting existing media institutions, we provide an overview, long-form approach to information.

For immediate news, we would recommend the following sources:

  • RVANews Good Morning RVA
  • RVA Dirt
  • The Cheats Movement
  • RVAHUB
  • Two People podcast
  • University of Richmond’s RVAGOV
  • Richmond Free Press’ Jeremy Lazarus
  • R-TD’s Katy Evans, Ned Oliver, and Michael Paul Williams
  • Style Weekly’s Jackie Kruszewski
  • Richmond Magazine’s Mark Robinson
  • TV and Radio News: WTVR, WRIC, WCVE 88.9 Virginia Currents, WRIR 97.3 Open Source

If you have additional resources you would like to see added to this list, please email us.

The Basics

Why should I care? Why facilities and not other factors in education?

  • Education Pie
  • Civil Rights
  • Economic Development
  • Child Safety
Civil Rights 

Civil Rights 

Child Safety

Child Safety

Economic Development

Economic Development

Why is Richmond’s spending so much on students with so little results? How would one even begin to understand the mess?

The System

Education Compact

Education Compact

The Roanoke 40 

The Roanoke 40 

What can be done? Is this even solvable? Isn’t Richmond in the same place that all other urban school systems are in, failure?

The Plan

  • Facilities Plan
  • Funding (Operations)
  • Funding (CIP)
  • Community Schools
  • Timeline
Facilities Plan (One-Pager)

Facilities Plan (One-Pager)

Facilities Plan (Full Report) 

Facilities Plan (Full Report) 


Community Schools

Community Schools

School Size and Design

School Size and Design

Coordination with Neighborhoods

Coordination with Neighborhoods

Outside Resources

Repository of best practice, primary sources, or documents referenced in Richmond Forward materials. Also, this page serves to house information for transparency. Our intention would become a world-class at this practice, but in the interim we need a location fulfill this need.

Richmond Resources

  • The Education Compact
  • MacAuliffe’s Early Childhood Cabinet
  • NextUP RVA
  • RVA Future Centers
  • CIS / PLCs
  • Facilities Task Force Plan
  • Option 5
  • Census Study
  • Enrollment and Capacity Study
  • Classroom Size/Design Study
  • City-wide Master Plan and Small Area Plans
  • City-wide Master Plan Update
  • City Operations Budget and CIP
  • RPS Operations Budget and CIP
  • RPS Academic Improvement Plan
  • RPS School-Level Strategic Plans
  • OCWB Indicators
  • Anti-Poverty Plan
  • RPS Budget Analysis
  • MYSCIFT Davenport Report on Funding

National Resources

  • Denver’s Education Compact
  • Hampton’s Healthy Families Program
  • Hampton’s Dedicated Funding Formula
  • Roanoke City’s Equity Scorecard
  • Roanoke City’s Dedicated Funding Formula
  • Coalition for Community Schools
  • Baltimore Model
  • Cincinnati Model
  • Orlando’s 20-year Community School MOU