Virginia Department of Education
News & Announcements
- July 19, 2018 – Summer Institute in Richmond Focuses on Equity and Achievement Gaps
- July 17, 2018 – Albemarle Educator is Virginia History Teacher of the Year
- July 12, 2018 – Governor Northam Awards High School Innovation Grants
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Purple Star Designation for Schools
Schools with a demonstrated commitment to military-connected students and their families may apply for the Virginia Purple Star designation.
Standards of Accreditation
Full text of 2017 SOA and communications resources on how the revised standards support continuous improvement for schools and college, career and civic readiness for students.
High-Quality Preschool Through the Eyes of a Child
Virginia Preschool Initiative Plus (VPI+) is providing enhanced, high-quality preschool services to more than 13,000 children and their families. Follow the story of one participating preschooler and learn how VPI+ is making a difference for children, their families, their teachers and the whole school community.