Virginia Department of Education
High Expectations and Excellence for All Students
Read Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow's report to Governor Glenn Youngkin-This is a PDF document. on empowering parents and teachers and restoring high expectations and excellence for all Virginia students and schools.
Reading & Literacy
Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow discusses the Virginia Literacy Act requiring evidence-based reading and literacy instruction in schools and teacher preparation programs. The legislation - sponsored by Delegate Carrie Coyner, R-Chesterfield and Senator Louise Lucas, D-Portsmouth - was approved by the 2022 Virginia General Assembly. Additional videos are available on the state superintendent's playlist.
2022 Virginia Milken Awards
A Virginia Beach middle school teacher and a York County elementary school teacher received $25,000 awards on May 4 from the Milken Family Foundation. Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow, Secretary of Education Aimee Guidera and Milken Educator Awards Vice President Stephanie Bishop presented the awards at each winner’s school. Watch the Milken Award playlist for highlights of the surprise assemblies recognizing Kimberly Collins and Taylor Goodson.
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.
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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News & Announcements
- June 21, 2022 - State Superintendent Reminds Virginia Families of Availability of Free Summer Meals-This is a Word document.
- June 13, 2022 - VDOE & VCCS Creating Excellence Awards Recognize Exemplary CTE Programs-This is a Word document.
- May 27, 2022 - Free Summer Early Learning Opportunity Available for Rising Kindergarten Students-This is a Word document.
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