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Virginia is for ALL Learners

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.  The Virginia Department of Education will continue to focus on the changing needs of its diverse student population, recognizing that significant achievement gaps currently exist.  This will ensure that the Commonwealth’s public education system is positioned to achieve equitable academic outcomes for all students.


The Virginia Department of Education’s Office of Equity and Community Engagement is charged with leading state efforts aimed at advancing equity, closing achievement gaps, and decreasing disproportionality in student outcomes.  These efforts are collectively known as #EdEquityVA and include the following initiatives:

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