Mathematics SOL & Curriculum Framework Review – March 2015, the Virginia Board of Education was authorized to proceed with the review and revision process of the Mathematics Standards of Learning and Mathematics Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework. For more information, see S
New Computer Science Guidelines – January 2015, the Virginia Board of Education approved Guidelines for the Use of Computer Science Courses to Satisfy Graduation Requirements (PDF). For more information, see Superintendent's Memo 022-15.
Observe Season for Nonviolence
From January 30-April 4 schools are encouraged to participate in the Season for Nonviolence . The national campaign marks the memorial anniversaries of nonviolence advocates Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A video offers information and suggestions on ways schools and students can observe the Season for Nonviolence and practice nonviolence skills to affect change.
Instruction in Virginia's public schools is guided by the Standards of Learning. The standards describe the commonwealth's expectations for student learning and achievement in grades K-12 in English, mathematics, science, history and social science, technology, the fine arts, foreign language, health and physical education and driver education. See Standards of Learning.
The commonwealth and its public schools also provide specialized instruction and programs for gifted students, students with disabilities, English language learners and children in schools serving economically disadvantaged communities.
Instruction CommitteesVirginia teachers, school administrators and content specialists may serve on various Instruction Committees. Committee type and times will vary, and may include: Standards of Learning Review, Textbook Review and Support Materials Development. VDOE encourages educators to participate in this process.