COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 46
March 10, 2000

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: JoLynne DeMary
Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Report: Age-Appropriate Techniques to Improve the Memory of Students


 HJR 678, passed by the 1999 General Assembly, requested the Department of Education 
to study age-appropriate techniques to improve the memory of students.  A document 
resulting from this study is enclosed.  The document was specifically written for 
supervisors and instructional specialists to help them develop curricula that are 
compatible with the findings of neuroscientists, psychologists, and cognitive 
researchers about memory's role in student learning.  

A copy of this study will be sent to the individual who is responsible for 
instruction in your school division.  Questions may be directed to Dr. Don Fleming, 
specialist, Office of Special Education and Student Services at (804) 225-2185.

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Enclosure