COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 215
December 6, 2000
INFORMATIONAL
 
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Public Hearings for Revised History and Social Science Standards of Learning

The Virginia Board of Education will hold four hearings across the state on January 8, 2001, to solicit public comment on the proposed revised Standards of Learning for History and Social Science. The History and Social Science Standards of Learning identify the essential content, processes, and skills for each grade level and/or courses in these areas. The proposed standards are available on the Internet at: http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Instruction/historysolrevise.pdf

The hearings will begin at 7 p.m. Registration of speakers will begin at 6:30 p.m. Speakers will have three minutes to speak and should bring copies of their comments for the Board of Education. Comments may also be mailed by January 8, 2001, to the content specialists listed below. The hearings will be at the following locations:

Fairfax County -  Falls Church High School 7521 Jaguar Trail Falls Church, VA 22042


Norfolk City -    Lake Taylor High School

1384 Kempsville Road
Norfolk, VA 23502


Petersburg City - Petersburg High School

3101 Johnson Road
Petersburg, VA 23805


Smyth County -    Marion Senior High School

848 Stage Street
Marion, VA 24354
Questions about the hearings may be addressed to the content specialists listed below at the following address: Virginia Department of Education, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120.

History and Social Science Specialists

Joan Spence (mailto:jspence@mail.vak12ed.edu), specialist of history and social science, at (804) 786-7076

Beverly Thurston (mailto:bthursto@mail.vak12ed.edu), specialist of history and social science, at (804) 225-2893
 
 
 
 

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