These equity education training materials were assembled and promoted by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) for the use of local school divisions in training their educators. However, following Gov. Youngkin’s Executive Order 1, Superintendent Jillian Balow ordered these links to be removed from the VDOE website on the grounds they “promote discriminatory and divisive concepts.” The Virginia Education Association thinks it is important for local school divisions and individual educators to have access to quality equity training materials, so we are making them available here as a public service.
Navigating EdEquityVA – Virginia’s Road Map to Equity, establishes the Virginia Department of Education’s 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.
This audit tool is designed to guide school leaders’ efforts to center equity in their planning, resource allocation, and strategy implementation. This tool should be completed by multiple individuals/stakeholders who represent the diversity of the school community. This includes administrators, teachers, support personnel, families/caregivers, and, where appropriate, students.
The Virginia LEARNS workgroup was convened to develop checkpoints based on information gathered over the past year. In addition to the many perspectives that each workgroup member provided, the agency solicited feedback from the public. This input was qualitatively analyzed and provided strong recommendations about how to move forward.
The ONE Virginia Plan is focused on advancing inclusive excellence across the entire Commonwealth.
According to the Economic Policy Institute, teachers in Virginia earn 32.7% less in weekly wages than other (non-teacher) college-educated workers. Virginia’s teacher wage penalty is the worst in the nation.Take Action Now