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Find biographies, images and primary source documents related to the 2014 Virginia Women in History honorees, as well as primary source analysis sheets to help elementary, middle and high school students sharpen their analytical skills as they learn about and interpret the lives and contributions of each of this year’s eight honorees.
Observe the Season for Nonviolence
A number of resources and suggested activities are available to promote the ideals, heroes – such as Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.and successes of nonviolence. The Season of Nonviolence, a national campaign through April 4, is designed to encourage positive relationships with others by showing respect, forgiveness, courtesy and understanding. The Virginia Promoting Peace and Nonviolence video and the Study on Promoting Nonviolence and its Inclusion in the Standards of Learning provide suggestions for incorporating nonviolent approaches in classroom lessons, student activities and communications.
Virginia's public schools are beginning a new trend line with the implementation of more challenging standards and assessments. The goal is to build on the progress already made under the Standards of Learning program and ensure that all graduates possess the knowledge and skills needed for success in college and the workplace.
— Dr. Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction
State Superintendent Patricia I. Wright Announces Retirement – March 11, 2014
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