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August 20, 2018 Press Release

Richmond, Va. – Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) announced a grant award of $7,508,838 for Richmond City Public Schools’ Early Head Start and Head Start programs.

“Head Start gives all students the opportunity to succeed with a strong start to their education,” said Congressman Donald McEachin. “I am pleased to see these monies awarded to RPS to better support the Head Start programs, so that we can increase the number of children that benefit from a high-quality preschool education.”

May 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) issued this statement on the 64th anniversary of the landmark United States Supreme Court decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka:

“Today we remember the critical principles set forth by the landmark decision and rededicate ourselves to making further progress.

April 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) issued this statement following recent reports about the newly released Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) completed by the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights:

April 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressmen A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) and Bobby Scott (VA-03), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, hosted a briefing on Protecting Students’ Civil Rights to amplify the importance of preserving critical civil rights protections for students in light of recent hostile scrutiny from the Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans.

December 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04), Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Chris Murphy (D-CT), both members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined 15 Senators and 36 Members of the U.S.

November 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) urged Secretary DeVos to revise priority 10 of the Department of Education’s proposed supplemental priorities for discretionary grant programs, as it could worsen documented discipline disparities.

November 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) sent a letter to Secretary DeVos about the need to focus on better protecting Virginia’s public school students following recent reports documenting Virginia’s failure to adequately address proven disparate treatment patterns and an incident just last month with a disturbing vulgar locker room video.

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.