Month: January 2021

Virginia Senate Passes Bill to Expand Abortion Access

“Today, Virginia moved one step closer to ending an unnecessary law that restricts Virginians’ reproductive health care options,” McClellan said in a statement. “Virginians deserve to be able to choose whatever health plan meets their needs, but that option is not available to Virginians covered by the exchange.”

Stabilizing the Child Care System

As the child of educators (including an early childhood educator) I have long understood the important foundation early childhood education provides. As a policymaker, I have reviewed the vast body of scientific research that has established that 90 percent of brain development occurs before age 5 and understood the implications for school readiness and our educational system.

Virginians deserve education equity

The Virginia Constitution strives to provide all children in Virginia access to a free, public “educational program of high quality. But, too often, Virginia’s actions haven’t lived up to those words. Our public education system consistently has been underfunded, and too many children – particularly those in lower-income communities – are inhibited from accessing a “high quality” education.