Virginia Department of Education
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.
Navigating EdEquityVA Framework - Virginia’s Road Map to Equity
Navigating EdEquityVA - Virginia’s Road Map to Equity outlines the Commonwealth’s shared education equity priorities and advances tools and resources that support local school divisions. With a focus on centering equity through cultural competency and the elimination of opportunity gaps, the framework affirms the Virginia Department of Education’s commitment to dismantle all forms of inequity in Virginia’s public education system.
2021 Virginia School Survey of Climate and Working Conditions
The 2021 Virginia School Survey of Climate and Working Conditions will be administered to schools beginning January 11, 2021, and ending March 19, 2021 through a partnership between the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS). Watch the VDOE and DCJS video and visit School Climate to learn more about the importance of the Virginia School Survey of Climate and Working Conditions from education and school safety leaders in Virginia.
The Virginia Mathematics Pathways Initiative (VMPI) is a joint initiative among the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) and the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). The Initiative supports the Profile of a Virginia Graduate by redefining mathematics pathways for students in the Commonwealth to address the knowledge, skills, experiences, and attributes that students must attain to be successful in college and/or the workforce and to be “life ready.”
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
- January 20, 2021 - Virginia Ranks High on Education Week Chance-for-Success Index-This is a Word document.
- January 19, 2021 - VDOE Seeks Partners for Summer Meals Program-This is a Word document.
- December 14, 2020 - State Superintendent Initiates New Approach to Supporting Students With Disabilities-This is a Word document.
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