What We Do

The Education Secretariat provides guidance to the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) and The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), as well as Virginia’s 16 public colleges and universities, 23 community colleges and five higher education and research centers. We also provide support to seven state-funded arts/cultural institutions.

Virginia Department of Education
Virginia PTA
Virginia Career Education Foundation
State Council of Higher Education of Virginia
Virginia Early Childhood Foundation

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Virginians can find up to date and reliable information about COVID19 in the Commonwealth from the Virginia Department of Health (VDH).

Information on COVID-19 and Virginia PreK-12 Education

For information and resources, please visit the Virginia Department of Education's COVID-19 and Virginia Public Schools page. If you have further questions, please see the VDOE's list of School Reopening FAQs.

Information on COVID-19 and Virginia Higher Education

For a list of institutions' websites and general COVID-19 higher education information for institutions, students, and parents, please see the State Council of Higher Education's COVID-19 page.

News Releases

Our Commitment to Virginians: High Expectations and Excellence for All Students

Interim 30-Day Report on Inherently Divisive Concepts

African American History Education Commission