VDOE Releases Report On Performance and Lowered Standards in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Education’s report “Our Commitment to Virginians: High Expectations and Excellence for All Students” was released on Thursday. The 33-page report details how state policy choices and priorities over the last decade have resulted in lower student achievement in reading and mathematics, wider achievement gaps, reduced transparency, and eroding parent confidence in the Commonwealth’s public schools. Governor Glenn Youngkin says the report affirmed policy recommendations to restore excellence in education in Virginia.