Virginia Department of Education
Meet Mrs. Peake
After being denied access to the classroom, Mary Peake risked her own freedom as she began secretly teaching escaped slaves and free blacks to read and write. The year after she died, the oak tree that once provided shade for her outdoor lessons was the setting for the first public reading of the Emancipation Proclamation in the Deep South. The Emancipation Oak still stands, extending its reach upward and outward. Much like Mary Peake’s legacy. Visit Meet Mrs. Peake to learn more.
Welcome Back to School
VDOE welcomes students, teachers, administrators, support staff, and parents back to school. We look forward to celebrating successes and sharing stories of all the ways that we are maximizing the potential of all students. The start of the school year provides a terrific opportunity to support Attendance Awareness Month as school attendance is essential to the academic success of our future-ready leaders. Refer to Superintendent's Memo 205-19-This is a Word document. and Attendance Works for resources to celebrate this September and throughout the new school year.
2018-2019 Standards of Learning Test Results
School Quality Profiles provide information about student achievement, college and career readiness, program completion, school safety, teacher quality and other topics of interest to parents and the general public. 2018-2019 Standards of Learning test results for schools and divisions now available under the "Assessments" tab.
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News & Announcements
- September 9, 2019 – Governor Northam Awards Extended-Year and Year-Round School Grants for 57 Schools in 11 Divisions
- September 5, 2019 – Eight in the Running for 2020 Virginia Teacher of the Year-This is a Word document.
- September 4, 2019 – Virginia Schools Rank Third in Nation for K-12 Achievement-This is a Word document.
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