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.
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.
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.
Latest News & Guidance for the 2021-2022 School Year
The health and safety of Virginia students and school staff is our top priority. 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.
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
- May 16, 2022 - State Superintendent Restarts Math SOL Review-This is a Word document.
- May 4, 2022 - Two Virginia Educators Receive $25,000 Milken Awards-This is a Word document.
- April 28, 2022 - State Board of Education Recognizes Radford Public Schools as Innovative Division-This is a Word document.
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