Richmond Public Schools plans to redraw the boundaries for all school zones before the start of the fall 2020 school year to increase student diversity. One zoning tool they’re considering is called school pairing.
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One of the bills Virginia lawmakers hoped would be considered during this week’s special session is what’s called a red flag law. This is legislation that permits police and family members to get a court order to seize guns from someone who’s a danger to themselves or others. But Republicans punted on the law and all new gun-related legislation. On the House floor, Democratic Delegate Richard “RIP” Sullivan ran down a list of Republicans at the federal level who’ve announced support for “Red Flag” laws.
Virginia’s special session on gun violence starts tomorrow. State lawmakers will try again to implement an extreme risk protection order, or “red flag” law. Megan Pauly reports.
On Monday, Virginia’s Medicaid agency announced a new strategy called ‘healthy birthday Virginia’ focusing on the health of new moms and their babies. It’s part of Governor Ralph Northam’s goal of eliminating racial disparities in the maternal and infant mortality rates by 2025.
A number of Virginia students submitted podcasts for NPR's first ever student podcast challenge. On this week's Learning Curve, another honorable mention: ESL students from Hermitage High School talk about their journeys to the United States and adjusting to life in Central Virginia.
Virginia is one of only six states that require legal, non-US citizens to provide 10 years of work history before they’re eligible for Medicaid. State and local leaders say that’s been a barrier in signing people up for Medicaid expansion. Megan Pauly reports.
Virginia’s behavioral health agency released a series of draft policy recommendations Monday afternoon designed to help alleviate overcrowding at state hospitals.
Deaths in Virginia state psychiatric hospitals are rising nearly doubling since 2014. Plus, many more people are ending up in state hospitals than in the past. Many believe an unintended consequence of a well-meaning law may be partly to blame.
Lawmakers launched a four-year initiative called Step Virginia with nine steps to help improve the state’s community-based behavioral health system, in 2017. A new report looks at how the implementation of the first two is going