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News / January 24, 2017

2016-17 Commonwealth Education Poll: K-12

As the General Assembly makes critical decisions about education policy in the state, a recent poll by the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute shows that Virginians from all geographic regions overwhelmingly support the redesign of Virginia’s high schools.

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Photo credit: Tom Woodward
News / January 26, 2017

2016-17 Commonwealth Education Poll: Higher Ed

In the latest Commonwealth Education Poll, a majority of respondents say Virginia colleges and universities are doing a good job providing students with skills to succeed in the workplace and beyond.

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News / January 17, 2017

2017 Public Policy Poll: Public Safety, Substance Use and Mental Health

The recent 2017 Public Policy Poll: Public Safety, Substance Use and Mental Health—conducted by the Center for Public Policy at the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University—found strong support for providing treatment to opioid users.

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News / January 12, 2017

2017 Public Policy Poll: Economic Development and Workforce Training

The 2017 Public Policy Poll: Economic Development and Workforce Training—conducted by the Center for Public Policy at the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University—found strong support for continued funding for workforce training and development.

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News / November 3, 2016

Wilder School 2017-18 Academic Scholarships Now Available

The Wilder School is currently seeking scholarship applicants for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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News / January 10, 2017

New report details VCU’s economic and cultural impact

Virginia Commonwealth University generates nearly $6 billion in economic activity and supports 63,000 jobs in Virginia, according to a new report by the Wilder School’s Center for Urban and Regional Analysis that examines VCU’s economic and cultural impact.

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(Top) Sombo Chunda.
(Middle) Zambian Minister of Higher Education, Nkandu Luo and Wilder School Professor and President of the American Society of Public Administration, Susan Gooden, Ph.D.(center) present Chunda with the Young Public Service Leader Award on Dec. 5.

(Bottom) Chunda with husband Emmanuel and daughters, Waluse and Wana.
News / December 15, 2016

Wilder Student Receives Top Zambia Prize

Sombo Chunda, a first-year master’s student and champion for financial management and private sector accountability, has been awarded Zambia’s highest prize for civil service. Chunda received the award for an innovative collaboration between the mining sector, the Zambian government and 16 civil society organizations operating within the nation’s Copperbelt.

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News / December 16, 2016

Wilder Student, Alum Chosen as ASPA Founders' Fellows

Yali Pang, a doctoral candidate at the Wilder School, and Javon Davis, who graduated in May with a Master of Public Administration, are among 25 students and new professionals nationally who have been selected as 2017 Founders’ Fellows by the American Society for Public Administration.

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News / December 13, 2016

Brubaker, Cleary Receive Grant

Two Wilder School Criminal Justice faculty members have received a grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation to examine perceptions of safety and levels of engagement among staff and residents in state juvenile correctional centers under a new community treatment model.

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Felix Sarfo-Kantanka Jr.
News / December 6, 2016

Wilder School Alumnus to Address Graduation

Felix Sarfo-Kantanka Jr., Virginia’s deputy secretary of administration who earned his master’s in public administration in 2001 from the Wilder School, will deliver the graduation address on Saturday.

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