As the state education agency, the Virginia Department of Education recognizes its responsibility to advance racial equity in education throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. In partnership with the Virginia state Board of Education and Virginia’s Secretary of Education we are committed to identifying and dismantling all iterations of racism and inequity that permeate our public education system.
We remain steadfast in our commitment to the principles of anti-racism, cultural proficiency, resource equity, and high expectations for all students. Further, we recognize that Anti-racist education leaders are critical partners in our efforts to advance our broader equity priorities including; developing a culturally competent educator workforce, eliminating disproportionality in student outcome data, closing opportunity and achievement gaps among marginalized student groups, increasing access to high quality early learning opportunities, and maximizing the potential of every Virginia student.
Navigating EdEquityVA - Virginia’s Road Map to Equity, establishes our education equity priorities, advances tools and resources to support local school divisions, and affirms our commitment to dismantle any and all forms of inequity in Virginia’s public education system.