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Fall 2020 Reopening Information

The Virginia Department of Education's (VDOE's) social emotional learning (SEL) efforts are driven by our commitment to ensure that every student in Virginia attends a school that maximizes their potential and prepares them for the future.  To support school divisions in their implementation of SEL, the VDOE has developed a dedicated SEL webpage that includes information, tools, and resources!


VDOE Family Engagement Newsletter

The Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE) FREE Webinar

On October 26, 2020, from 1 - 2:15 p.m. EDTCADRE will host a free webinar, Got Back to School Questions? We've Got Your Answers., presented by Diana Autin, Executive Co-Director, SPAN Parent Advocacy Network.


Please register for the free webinar.  Details about how to join the webinar will be sent to you upon registration.

About the Webinar:

As students head back to school, either in person or online, there are often questions about parental rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  With a global pandemic disrupting every part of our education system, there is additional confusion and concern about how COVID-19 is impacting students with disabilities.  We have identified pressing questions parents asked about how to navigate this new normal, and will have them answered by an expert attorney in the field.  Topics to be covered will include: compensatory education, procedural safeguards, the waiver of rights, and keeping the "I" in IEP.  Please join us for an interactive Q&A session about navigating the special education landscape during COVID-19.


VPM:  Your Home Learning Partners

Virginia's home for public media, VPM, is committed to providing non-commercial, family-friendly program options so that all learners and caregivers have access to trusted educational programs and activities during their at-home school day.

TV Learning Channels

VPM Plus provides educational programming for learners of all ages broadcasting 6 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, including teacher-led instructional programs from Virginia educators and organizations.

PBS KIDS Resources

PBS KIDS gives PreK and elementary school children access to programs developed by teachers with curriculum objectives that teach literacy, science, math, history, social and emotional skills and more.

PBS Learning Media

Educators and parents can find free online videos, lesson plans, and other teaching resources for grades PreK-12 through PBS LearningMedia with content searchable by Virginia SOL grade and subject.

For programming schedules, channel information, and all educational resources, visit VPM's Home Learning page.