Educational Equity in Virginia
#EdEquityVA is defined as our commitment to eliminating the predictability of student outcomes based on race, gender, zip code, ability, socio-economic status, and/or languages spoken at home. This vision of equity requires that students have access to high quality learning programs that enable them to maximize their potential.
Virginia Department of Education, “Navigating EdEquityVA – Virginia’s Roadmap to Equity”
Equity at APS
The School Board approved a new Equity policy (A-30) on Aug. 20, 2020, that includes governance in four key areas: Governance Equity Practices; Educational Equity Practices; Workforce Equity Practices; and Operational Equity Practices. The equity policy has been in development since the Fall of 2018 as a directive from the School Board and has been a collaborative effort that included input from many internal and external stakeholders.
Equity at Integration Station
At Integration Station, we are committed to promoting equity as a program that serves our youngest students with disabilities and their families. Our aim is that all students are recognized for their potential, and that all families are welcomed, respected, and empowered to learn and grow with their children. As a preschool program, we place an emphasis on social-emotional learning and showing our students from an early age the values of a diverse and welcoming school community.