Virginia Department of Education
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COVID-19 & Virginia Schools
New information from the VDOE this week includes:
- On January 14, 2021 Virginia released updated Interim Guidance for K-12 School Reopening, which consolidates and replaces the July and October guidance previously provided. Visit Interim Guidance for Reopening for the guidance, and an introductory letter from Dr. Norman Oliver, State Health Commissioner; and Dr. James Lane, State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Black History Month Resources
Black History Month is a time of celebration that honors the experiences, achievements, and contributions of Black people. To ensure that Black history is taught across subject areas with cultural competence, sensitivity, and depth, educators and leaders are encouraged to review Virginia’s Equity Framework-This is a PDF document. and Cultural Competence Resources, which outline the tenants of culturally responsive practice. We encourage you to embody the true spirit of this celebratory time through meaningful and engaging lessons that extend beyond the month of February and beyond history and social science. Refer to Superintendent’s Memo #024-21-This is a Word document. for additional resources.
National Celebration of Career & Technical Education
Governor Ralph S. Northam has designated February 2021 as Career and Technical Education Month in the Commonwealth. Across the nation, Career and Technical Education (CTE) is celebrated in February to recognize the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs. Its theme for 2021, “Celebrate Today, Own Tomorrow!,” provides Virginia schools an opportunity to showcase success stories of excellence and communicate the crucial role that CTE plays in preparing a highly skilled workforce for Virginia’s economy. For more information on CTE Month, visit the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) website.
VDOE tracks and reports on proposed legislation, bills and resolutions of interest to school superintendents and division personnel. The history of any bill or resolution, all amendments, and the text of the legislation are available through weekly legislative tracking reports during the session.
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.
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
- February 24, 2021 - Virginia Students Again Among Top 10 in Achievement on AP Exams-This is a Word document.
- February 19, 2021 - Virginia LEARNS Workgroup Seeks Public Comment on School Reopening and Recovery-This is a Word document.
- February 10, 2021 - VDOE and Virginia Ed Strategies to Develop Professional Learning Community for STEM and Computer Science Teachers-This is a Word document.
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