Public school superintendents disagree on what Department of Education reports as “inherently divisive concepts” taught in schools

Fatima Fokina

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) – School superintendents from across the commonwealth are calling out the state’s Department of Education (VDOE). VDOE reported in February Virginia schools are teaching what it claims to be “inherently divisive concepts,” defined in Governor Glenn Youngkin’s first Executive Order. A letter sent by the Virginia Association […]

Virginia Education Department rescinds diversity, equity programs in response to Youngkin’s order

Fatima Fokina

The programs Balow has rescinded or is working to rescind were established under Youngkin’s Democratic predecessor, Ralph Northam. They include a framework called “EdEquityVA” that aimed to eliminate racial and socioeconomic disparities in academic and disciplinary outcomes for students. They also include a website devoted to “culturally responsive” teaching, and […]