COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 40

February 18, 2005

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

March 2005 DOE Hour Broadcasts

 

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce the broadcast of three new DOE Hour programs. These programs are scheduled for broadcast during the DOE Hour on March 1 and 15.

 

March 1, 2005: The Home Front: Virginia Public Schools and Children of the Military

Director of Communications Charles B. Pyle leads a discussion of issues affecting students with parents, guardians, or family members on active duty with the armed forces of the United States. Panelists include representatives of the Virginia Army National Guard, U.S. Navy, and Virginia Beach public schools.

 

March 1, 2005 (second 30 minutes): School Matters

Rebroadcast of the Sunday, February 20, 2005 edition of School Matters. The magazine-style public affairs show features segments on Teachers for Tomorrow, Early College Scholars, 2005 Virginia Teacher of the Year Joseph Hills, the 2004 Capitol Holiday Tree, and highlights of a recent conversation between Governor Mark R. Warner and Dr. DeMary about the Governors Senior Year Plus initiative.

 

March 15, 2005: Project Graduation Online Tutorials

Associate Director for Telecommunications Greg Weisiger, Secondary Mathematics Specialist Deborah K. Bliss, and Secondary English Specialist Tracy Robertson discuss the use of Project Graduation Online Tutorials to raise student achievement in reading and algebra.

 

 

March 15, 2005 (second 30 minutes): Building Our Strength Through Languages: Investing in the Future

The Virginia Department of Education developed this video as part of the celebration of 2005 as the Year of Languages. The program examines foreign language programs in the commonwealth and how Virginia prepares students, in classrooms and beyond, to compete in the global marketplace with greater multilingual skills and multicultural understanding.

 

If you have any questions concerning these broadcasts, please contact Charles B. Pyle, director of communications, at (804) 371-2420.

 

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