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Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is committed to providing school divisions with additional updates as they become available. Earlier today Governor Northam called on Virginia school divisions to provide in-person learning options for students by March 15, 2021, consistent with the Commonwealth’s PreK-12 Interim Reopening Guidance issued on January 14, 2021.  Therefore, the VDOE is requesting that all divisions provide an updated instructional plan with...
Description: Extracurricular Activities and Students with Disabilities To increase opportunities for students with disabilities and to facilitate more inclusive schools, the IEP Team must consider accommodations, supplementary aids, and services needed to provide access and participation in extracurricular activities, such as sports and clubs. The memo, Extracurricular Activities and Students with Disabilities, provides additional information and resources. 
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is pleased to announce the release of information related to the Cohort 3 application process for the Preschool Development Grant Birth to Five (PDG B-5). PDG B-5 is a multi-year federal grant awarded to the VDOE that is accelerating Virginia’s development of an equitable early childhood system that delivers stable, affordable, and quality early care and education to prepare more children for kindergarten. PDG B-5 serves to strengthen and unify...
Description: The Virginia General Assembly has appropriated funds for the University of Virginia’s Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) and the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) to support Virginia’s Initiative to Advance Effective Instruction and Interactions (AEII) in all public school-based pre-K classrooms. This year, AEII will support all public school-based pre-K classrooms, including VPI, Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) and Title I. Below are the goals...
Description: According to Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Children  with Disabilities in Virginia, Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) means that to the maximum extent appropriate, children with disabilities, including children in public or private institutions or other care facilities, are educated with children who are not disabled, and that special classes, separate schooling or other removal of children with disabilities from the regular educational environment occurs only when...