VASCD Policy Team

VASCD actively promotes public policy that reflects best educational practice and addresses the needs of modern learners.

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VASCD’s Policy Priorities: Elevating Teaching, Deepening Learning

VASCD promotes decisions and policies that reflect “autonomy with integrity”, our belief in the abilities of educators to make sound decisions regarding teaching and learning. Read about autonomy with integrity- what it is and why it matters- here.

VASCD’s Policy Priorities guide our advocacy work with policymakers at the Virginia Board of Education and in the General Assembly. We also work to ensure these priorities are reflected in our work with educators and our partnerships with other organizations.

For 2023- 24 our priorities are:

  • The Purpose of Education and Standards of Learning (SOL) - Defining a Unified Purpose of Education and Subsequent Development of Standards of Learning to Support Today’s and Tomorrow’s Students
  • Aligning Virginia’s Accountability System - Virginia’s Accountability System Should Measure the Shared Purpose of Education
  • Modernizing Virginia’s Assessment System - Virginia’s Student Assessment System Should Support and Align with Today’s Student Learning Goals
  • Outstanding Educators for Virginia’s Students - Elevating the Profession and its Professionals through ‘Autonomy with Integrity’
  • Personalized Learning for Educators - Creating Competency-Based Learning Pathways for Educators
  • Appropriate Guidance for the Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Education - Maximizing the Potential of AI and Developing Appropriate Guardrails

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Read our 2023 General Assembly Priorities HERE