Virginia Department of Education
Governor Northam Orders All Virginia Schools to Close for the Remainder of the Academic Year
On March 23, 2020, Governor Ralph Northam extended his order that all public and private K-12 schools in Virginia close in response to the continued spread of COVID-19 for the remainder of the school year. This builds on the Governor’s previous school closure order and previously issued guidance asking child care providers to prioritize services for children of essential personnel, while asking all families to keep their children home if they can. Please note that the March 30, Executive Order 55-This is a PDF document. does not impact school meal distribution and instructional plans in localities.
Coronavirus Information & Resources
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has been working closely with the Governor’s Office, the Virginia Department of Health, and other state agencies to ensure our public schools and communities have the most up-to-date information and resources. The health and safety of our children and staff are our top priorities. Visit COVID-19 & Virginia Public Schools and Frequently Asked Questions for the latest information.
#GoOpenVA: Join & Get Open!
#GoOpenVA is Virginia's home for Open Educational Resources (OER). It's a growing community of educators and education partners working together to help teachers personalize learning and address the learning goals of the Profile of a Virginia Graduate. Refer to the Quick Guide to Open Educational Resources (OER)-This is a PDF document. to learn more. Visit #GoOpenVA:COVID-19 Extended Closing Resources for materials provided by Virginia school divisions to support educational activities when schools are closed.
Graduation & Continuity of Learning Guidance
Guidance on Graduation Requirements, Awarding of Credits, and Continuity of Learning provides school divisions information and solutions around graduation requirements, promotion, new instruction, and ease of process. The intent is not to over burden or restrict our school divisions but to provide hope, engagement, and a measure of normalcy during this period of unprecedented uncertainty. School divisions are not being asked to replicate the existing school day or year, but provide opportunities for students to make academic progress and continue to learn and grow.
Virginia is for Learners
Virginia is for Learners keeps parents, educators and all Virginians informed about and involved in changes to Virginia’s public education system that produce better-prepared students, a stronger workforce and a healthier economy in every corner of the state. This statewide initiative will connect every student with the knowledge, skills and real-world experience necessary to thrive in the economy of the future.
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
- March 30, 2020 – USED Provides Initial Approval to Cancel 2019-2020 Reading, Math and Science Tests-This is a Word document.
- March 24, 2020 – State Superintendent Provides Flexibility for Class of 2020 and Other Students-This is a Word document.
- March 23, 2020 – Governor Northam Orders Statewide Closure of Certain Non-Essential Businesses, K-12 Schools
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