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FCPS signs on to state's plan to address student learning loss

So far, more than 80% of Virginia localities have submitted plans to take part

Fairfax County Public Schools is among the 80 percent of Virginia school districts that have adopted plans to participate in the Virginia Department of Education’s “All IN” efforts to address COVID-era learning loss.

The initiative gives localities some flexibility on strategies to address learning loss, which could include tutoring and augmented summer-school services.

The 110 school divisions that currently have plans in place range from some of the largest localities (Fairfax and Virginia Beach among them) to some of the smallest (such as Highland County).

“Virginia’s superintendents and school divisions are making major efforts to find specific and meaningful ways to help their students tackle learning loss,” Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction Lisa Coons said. “They have embraced proven methods for tackling these issues, and we anticipate that Virginia students will begin to catch up and get a step ahead as they progress through this school year.”

State officials appropriated $418 million for the implementation of the Virginia Literacy Act and learning-loss recovery. The effort will focus on students in grades 3 through 8, who were impacted the most by several years of education disrupted by the pandemic.

For a link to jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction plans that have been approved, including Fairfax’s, see the Website at