To ensure confidence in our work, Virginia Education Report (VER) is committed to a rigorous standard of transparency and disclosure.
As a non-partisan organization and an organization that seeks to produce independent, transparent and objective news and analysis on education issues, all staff at VER must observe conflict of interest policies. They are as follows:
All potential conflicts of interest will be clearly disclosed in any commentary written by VER staff. This includes any consulting arrangement, unpaid service, or other material involvement in any entity or organization or campaign bearing on the work product during the previous three years.
No full-time VER may own any stock or hold any other financial position in any for-profit educational venture or any education-specific mutual funds (though incidental ownership through broader-based mutual funds is permissible).
At no time may any VER staff or consultant undertake any work for a partisan cause or campaign on VER time or using VER resources including, but not limited to, computers, phones, and office supplies.