Welcome to the VASCD Journal, the Commonwealth’s peer-reviewed professional publication. The Journal is published annually. Articles span both research and practice while highlighting innovative practices in Virginia schools. Past issues can be accessed below.

Interested in writing for the 2020 issue?

Are you implementing innovative practices in your school or classroom that you would like to share with others? Are you conducting action research that can inform educators in the Commonwealth? If so, we are seeking content for the 2020 VASCD Journal and would love to hear from you!

Suggested topics may include, but are not limited to: curriculum and instruction, assessment, professional development, technology integration, school redesign, and educational leadership. Some questions to spark your thinking:

• What are some examples of successful professional development models, meaningful collaborations, or other positive transformations?

• How have you implemented recent policy changes in your school or division?

• What school and classroom practices help students transfer their learning to new and unique situations?

• Have you conducted action research that has positively impacted student or professional learning?

• How has technology transformed learning in your classroom or school?

Manuscripts are due August 1 and should be sent to our Editor, Eric Carbaugh, at

Because the VASCD Journal is published in an online format, authors are encouraged to include videos, hyperlinks, podcasts, audio or animations to enhance their articles.

Manuscripts should follow format and reference guidelines outlined in the Publication Manual of the American Psychology Association (APA). Include your professional title(s), workplace(s), email address(es), and a one to three sentence summary. If accepted, we will request author photos and brief biographies to be submitted.

Journal Archive

 2019 VASCD Journal

 2018 VASCD Journal

 2017 VASCD Journal

 2016 Virginia Educational Leadership

Deeper Learning

 2015 Virginia Educational Leadership

​School is for Innovators

 2014 Virginia Educational Leadership


 2013 Virginia Educational Leadership

 2012 Virginia Educational Leadership