The Resource Agency history of the Virginia Dept. of Education

Agency history of the Virginia Dept. of Education

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Agency history of the Virginia Dept. of Education
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Agency history of the Virginia Dept. of Education
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  • The development of the Dept. of Education began in 1870 when Dr. William H. Ruffner was elected by the General Assembly to be the first Superintendent of Public Instruction. At the end of its first 50 years, the department had less than 20 staff members. In 1928, the Superintendent was first appointed by the governor. Staff size was expanded to in order to meet the increased need for services including the purchase of textbooks, libraries, and general buildings services. The Commonwealth of Virginia is divided into school divisions, each of which has a school board. Each locality appoints a Division Superintendent using criteria established by the State Board of Education.The mission of Virginia's public education system is to educate students in the fundamental knowledge and academic subjects that they need to become capable, responsible, and self-reliant citizens. The mission of the Virginia Board of Education and the Superintendent of Public Instruction, in cooperation with local school boards, is to increase student learning and academic achievement.
  • The mission of Virginia's public education system is to educate students in the fundamental knowledge and academic subjects that they need to become capable, responsible, and self-reliant citizens. The mission of the Virginia Board of Education and the Superintendent of Public Instruction, in cooperation with local school boards, is to increase student learning and academic achievement.
  • The Department of Education has responsiblities in adult education, teacher cerftification, financial assistance, and administrative and advisory services to school divisions. The Department is operated by a superintendent who is appointed by the governor. The Department's activities are supervised by a Board of Education, which consists of nine members appointed by the Governor. The Board of Education is the governing and policy-making body for the Virginia system of public elementary and secondary education. It focuses on accountability, evaluation, state testing and assessment programs, curriculum, and teacher education. The Superintendent of Public Instruction serves as Secretary of the Board.
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VIC
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Agency history of the Virginia Dept. of Education
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  • This is not a record. It is background information for Virginia's state government records
  • Agency history compiled in 1994; reviewed in 2009; revised in 2009
  • Record Group 27
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  • The Library of Virginia
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Virginia Dept. of Education
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000492366

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