COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 50

September 3, 2002

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 DOE Hour

 

The DOE Staff Development telecasts begin Tuesday, September 10 at 2 p.m., with a new series of programs providing teachers an overview of the federal education act known as No Child Left Behind.

 

Understanding No Child Left Behind is a series of programs that will examine the major provisions and requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, and, in doing so, help teachers and other educators better understand the goals of this new educational law. Each program begins with an overview of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 featuring Superintendent of Public Instruction Jo Lynne DeMary, then focuses on a specific component of the legislation and what it means for Virginias schools. The series will focus on a different component each week, beginning September 10 and running through October 22.

 

The DOE Hour, as it is often referred to, is a twice weekly broadcast of videos to support school staff development programs over public television most Tuesdays at 2 and 2:30 p.m., and Thursdays from 2 3 p.m., throughout the school year, with a focus on the Standards of Learning and increasing student achievement. The monthly schedule for the DOE Hour is posted on the department website at:

 

http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Technology/DOEhour/doehrindex02_03.html.

 

Questions regarding the NCLB series should be addressed to Patricia I. Wright, assistant superintendent for instruction, (mailto:pwright@pen.k12.va.us) or by telephone (804) 225-2979. General questions about the DOE Hour telecasts should be directed to Ernest Skinner (mailto:eskinner@mail.vak12ed.edu) or by telephone (804) 225-2971.

 

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