Principals' Memo #1020-10

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

October 12, 2010

TO: Principals

FROM: Linda M. Wallinger, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

SUBJECT: Announcement of the Civics Summit on November 8, 2010

I am pleased to announce that the Commission on Civics Education is hosting a one-day Civics Summit for division personnel and teachers who work with students in Civics and Economics and Virginia and United States Government.

The objectives of the Summit are to:

The date and location for the Summit are as follows:

Monday, November 8, 2010
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Senate Room 3
State Capitol
Richmond, VA 23219

The Civics Summit will accommodate 150 participants.  School divisions are invited to send teachers and/or division personnel.  The Civics Summit will provide parking in specified lots, lunch, and material for participants.  Registration will be conducted on a first-come, first-serve basis and can be completed online at http://legis.virginia.gov.

To increase access to the Civics Summit, the Commission on Civics Education is pleased to provide teachers and school divisions with a live Web stream of the Civics Summit via the General Assembly Web site at http://legis.virginia.gov.

If you need additional information about the Civics Summit, please contact Nathan Hatfield, Commission on Civics Education Clerk, Office of the Clerk of the Senate, by e-mail at nhatfield@senate.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 698-7410; or Beverly Thurston, coordinator for history and social sciences, Office of Standards, Curriculum, and Instruction, by e-mail at Beverly.Thurston@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 225-2893.

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