Virginia Department of Education
COVID-19 vaccines are now approved and available for children ages 5 and older. Learn where to find a free shot at Vaccinate.Virginia.gov or call 1-877-VAX-IN VA. Monday-Friday 8am - 6pm. Virginia Relay users dial 7-1-1.
¿Necesitas vacunarte? Enterate como conseguir tu vacuna Vaccinate.Virginia.gov o llamando al 1-877-829-4682. lunes-sábado 8am a 6pm. Virginia Relay pueden marcar al 7-1-1.
Healthy Back to School
The Healthy Back to School COVID-19 website provides resources to keep your children healthy this summer and prepare them to go back to school in the fall, whether in-person or online. There you will find recommendations and policies about COVID-19, immunizations, and other information including child well visits, routine oral health, and mental health resources for your child. Use the Back to School Checklist to stay organized with what you need to do before the new school year, and check back regularly to find the most up-to-date resources.
Navigating Virginia Education in Uncertain Times
Virginia LEARNS: Navigating Virginia Education in Uncertain Times provides recommendations and identifies resources and best practices related to equity, curricula — especially in literacy and mathematics — remediation and intervention strategies, assessments, data analysis, student and staff wellness, and technology to support instruction and learning.
Latest News and Guidance for the 2021-2022 School Year
The health and safety of Virginia students and school staff is our top priority as the 2021-2022 school year begins, and many students return to in-person learning. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) are working to ensure our schools and communities have the most up-to-date information and resources to keep students and staff safe. For the latest news refer to COVID-19 & Virginia Schools.
Stay Informed with TeacherDirect
TeacherDirect provides a direct line of communication with classroom teachers and educators. TeacherDirect includes information about new instructional resources created by VDOE staff as well as professional development, grant opportunities, and other information of special interest to teachers and their 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/EdEquityVA 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.
Child Care VA
ChildCareVA.com provides a comprehensive repository of resources and information to make choosing safe, quality child care easier for parents. ChildCareVA also exists to inform caretakers about the benefits of becoming a licensed child care provider or subsidy provider, and keep current providers up-to- date on the latest news and requirements.
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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- January 11, 2022 - 95 Schools Earn Virginia Purple Star Awards-This is a Word document.
- January 5, 2022 - Rosa Atkins Named Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction-This is a Word document.
- January 4, 2022 - VDOE Announces $12 Million for Teacher Recruitment and Retention, Including Grants to Support Tuition and Fees for Current & Aspiring Educators-This is a Word document.
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