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Virginia announces its third iteration of its social studies and history standards.

Virginia releases third version of standards for history, social studies lessons. Revision process became embroiled in political controversy after governor’s appointees halted process. Final approval from board is months away; standards could be in place by 2024-2025 school year. Virginia’s new history and social studies standards are “fact-based,” Education Secretary Vivian Balow said. She said the previous version of standards had been cleansed of “errors and omissions”. It lays out a broad framework for teaching history in Virginia that seems to navigate left-leaning and right-leaning theories.