Virginia Department of Education
COVID-19 & Virginia Schools
New information from the VDOE this week includes:
Welcome Back to School
As you settle in to the 2020-2021 academic year by adopting in-person, hybrid, and virtual plans based on the health conditions in your area, know that we’re in this together. We are inspired by the innovation and flexibility we've seen. Watch the Back to School Message from Dr. James F. Lane to hear more about how the VDOE is committed in supporting families, students, educators, and school divisions. Stay engaged with us on social media and tag photos using the #Return2LearnVA hashtag.
Virtual Teaching & Learning Hub
Visit the Virtual Teaching & Learning Hub to discover best practices for supporting virtual learning, find tips on lesson planning and assessment strategies, and access professional learning resources.
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
Schools can play a key role in suicide prevention. The task of all professionals involved in and dedicated to the education of children is to help prevent death by suicide whenever possible. When school personnel, families, and communities take an active role in suicide prevention lives can be saved. Refer to Suicide Prevention for resources for parents, teachers, and students.
Virginia is for Learners: #EdEquityVA
Education is our most effective tool to reduce poverty, address racism, and sustain economic advancement for all Virginians. The Commonwealth is committed to ensuring that students and families in Virginia, regardless of their race, economic status, or the languages they speak at home, feel welcomed in their schools. Visit VirginiaIsForLearners.virginia.gov to learn more about the commitment to ensure that the Commonwealth’s public education system is positioned to achieve equitable academic outcomes for all students.
School Quality Profiles
Virginia’s School Quality Profiles provide information about accreditation, student achievement, college and career readiness, program completion, school safety, teacher quality and other topics of interest to parents and the general public. School Quality Profile reports are available for schools, school divisions and for the commonwealth.
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News & Announcements
- September 18, 2020 - Eight in Running for 2021 Virginia Teacher of the Year-This is a Word document.
- September 17, 2020 - Board of Education Recognizes Innovative School Divisions-This is a Word document.
- September 9, 2020 - Virginia Students Outperform Nation on SAT-This is a Word document.
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