Virginia Department of Education
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COVID-19 & Virginia Schools
New information from the VDOE this week includes:
- Virginia updated its Interim Guidance for Schools-This is a PDF document. on March 23, based on the CDC’s recently revised Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools through Phased Mitigation to permit for 3 feet of physical distancing (instead of 6 feet) in certain circumstances.
- Governor Northam has updated Executive Orders effective 4/21 and 5/15 to allow for fine arts performances and further loosen public health restrictions. Read more about implications for schools here.
- Visit the VDOE Interim Guidance for Reopening webpage for related resources from VDH and VDOE.
- Virginia School Reopening March 2021
- Learn more from Dr Lane about why SOLS are happening this year and they will look like
Navigating Virginia Education in Uncertain Times
Virginia LEARNS: Navigating Virginia Education in Uncertain Times provides recommendations and identifies resources and best practices related to equity, curricula — especially in literacy and mathematics — remediation and intervention strategies, assessments, data analysis, student and staff wellness, and technology to support instruction and learning.
Month of the Military Child
Throughout the Nation and Commonwealth educators and communities will take time in April to recognize the contributions of children whose parents serve in the military. Frequent moves, family separations through deployments, and reintegration following deployments can make school, home, and community-life challenging for military children. Yet, even in such circumstances, these students continually demonstrate resilience and courage. VDOE encourages schools to use this collection of resource materials and ideas in planning their own Month of the Military Child activities throughout the month of April.
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.
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
- April 22, 2021 - Prince William County Public Schools Earns Federal Green Ribbon School District Sustainability Award-This is a Word document.
- April 21, 2021 - State Superintendent: Focus of SOL Testing This Spring is on Identifying Instructional Needs of Students-This is a Word document.
- April 19, 2021 - State Superintendent Announces VDOE Participation in National Teacher Recruitment Campaign-This is a Word document.
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