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September 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) announced today that Hickory High School in Chesapeake, Virginia, in the 4th Congressional District, was named a Blue Ribbon high school:

September 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) issued this statement following reports of positive lead tests in two Richmond schools:

“High levels of lead in even one school fountain is one too many. While I am pleased that the Richmond school system responded by taking the problematic water fountains out of service, we need long-term solutions to address the deteriorating infrastructure in our community’s schools. The students, faculty, and staff deserve more than band-aids.

September 18, 2017 Press Release

RICHMOND – The offices of Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) hosted a service academy day for students interested in learning more about the service academy nomination process. Representatives from each military academy – the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy and U.S.

September 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) announced that Richmond City Public Schools received more than 7 million dollars in federal grant funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

August 31, 2017 Press Release

SUFFOLK Representative Donald McEachin (VA-04) visited the Suffolk Head Start Center in Suffolk, VA to meet with parents, staff, and community partners of the Children’s Center.  Rep. McEachin visited with Head Start children and parents at an orientation for next week’s Head Start opening.  He then toured the local Head Start facility and met with program leaders and community partners about the upcoming year and the status of Head Start in Virginia.

August 10, 2017 Press Release

RICHMOND – In response to Congressman McEachin's request for an OCR investigation of the schools in the 4th district and his request for a list of pending investigations, OCR sent a letter delineating the investigations already underway.

July 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – TODAY, more than 60 Members of Congress sent a bicameral letter to Secretary DeVos urging her to take steps toward reducing excessive discipline in schools.

May 22, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressmen A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) is a proud cosponsor of H.R. 1614, the Student Loan Refinancing Act.

The Student Loan Refinancing Act would enable borrowers with federal student loans to refinance their loans whenever a lower interest rate becomes available.

May 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) wrote a letter to Secretary Betsy DeVos echoing his previous request for an investigation into the documented disparities in the treatment of students who attend school in Virginia’s Fourth Congressional District.

April 18, 2017 Press Release

RICHMOND – Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) announced today the formation of a community-based task force to address unfair and unwarranted disparities in student treatment at public schools in his congressional district.

“I remain extremely concerned about the treatment of minority and special needs students throughout my district,” said Congressman Donald McEachin. “I organized the ‘Special Needs Task Force’ because of my serious concern based on reports and complaints from parents and members of the community.”