State: Virginia


Your Guide to Data and Services for Virginia

SREB works with Virginia policymakers, colleges and schools to help them improve education. From this page, find independent, accurate data, reliable best practices and ways to share scarce resources — plus details on how Virginia uses SREB’s targeted programs and services.

Virginia Members of the Board

Ralph Northam, Governor of Virginia, Richmond, ex officio (2022)
Leanna Blevins, Assistant Vice President for Health, Science and Technology Education, Virginia Tech Carilion, Roanoke (2020)
R. Edward “Edd” Houck, former State Senator, Spotsylvania (2019)
Janet D. Howell, State Senator, Reston (2022)
Glenda R. Scales, Associate Dean for Global Engagement and Chief Technology Officer, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg (2021)

(Appointments to the Board are made by the Governor. Terms expire June 30 of the specified year.)

Virginia Members of the Legislative Advisory Council

David L. Bulova, State Delegate, Fairfax
Janet D. Howell, State Senator, Reston
Mamie E. Locke, State Senator, Hampton
Jennifer L. McClellan, State Senator, Richmond

Publication March 20209 pages

College Affordability Profile

To help policymakers assess and improve college affordability in their states, SREB provides tailored reports on the policies, programs and prices that drive affordability. Each member-state profile details net price at different types of institutions, state financial aid based on need or other factors, student borrowing, and percentage of family income needed to pay for college at different income levels.


Publication June 201840 pages(18E03-VA)

Virginia: Looking Closer

Looking Closer is the eighth biennial report to SREB states on their progress in meeting SREB’s Challenge to Lead goals for education. Each customized state report documents progress on both measurable outcomes and state policies. Through effective policy implementation, the goals can help states drive improvements in student achievement, high school graduation, college completion and workforce readiness.



Publication May 20164 pages

Professional Learning

SREB researchers gathered information on efforts in Virginia, particularly at the Virginia Department of Education, to foster effective professional learning on the state’s college- and career-readiness standards, the Standards of Learning. In collaboration with SREB states and national experts, SREB identified a set of expected state actions — “look-fors” — in four areas of state leadership in professional learning.