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Youngkin: High School Accreditations Don’t Reflect COVID Shutdown Losses

At a glance

  • About 89% of schools earned full accreditation, according to numbers released by the Virginia Department of Education.
  • The percentage shows a three-point loss for the public school system compared to data prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Though a large majority of schools are meeting these standards, the governor and the department warned that the standards have been lowered and accreditation has been made easier in recent years.



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