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.
2022 IDEA Rating
For an 11th consecutive year, Virginia has earned the U.S. Department of Education’s highest rating for improving outcomes for students with disabilities and compliance with the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The rating reflects student outcomes and compliance data from the 2019-2020 school year — the most recent data available under the federal special education reporting system. Additional videos are on the state superintendent's playlist.
Free Summer Meals
Free nutritious meals are available this summer for Virginia families through two summer meals programs. Families may use the online USDA Meals for Kids Site Finder to find nearby summer meals program locations. Parents and others may also text “food” or “comida” to 304-304 to receive a list of nearby feeding centers. More information about these programs is available in the June 21 new release-This is a Word document..
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
- August 4, 2022 - State Superintendent Announces Final Round of Child Care Center Grants-This is a Word document.
- July 19, 2022 - July Board of Education Meetings Postponed-This is a Word document.
- July 13, 2022 - Virginia Students Win First and Second Place Prizes in National Microsoft Championships-This is a Word document.
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