Superintendent's Memo #232-10

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

September 24, 2010

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Public Comment on the Proposed Revised 2010 English Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework & Proposed Revised 2010 Science Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework

On September 23, 2010, the Virginia Board of Education accepted for first review the proposed revised 2010 English Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework and the proposed revised 2010 Science Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework. These documents are being reviewed and revised to reflect the new English Standards of Learning and the new Science Standards of Learning adopted by the Virginia Board of Education on January 14, 2010.

The Board is now seeking public comment on the proposed revised 2010 English Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework and the proposed revised Science Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework.

The proposed revised 2010 English Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework can be found on the Department of Education's Web site at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/boe/meetings/2010/09_sep/agenda_items/item_h.pdf, and the proposed revised Science Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework can be found on the Department of Education's Web site at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/boe/meetings/2010/09_sep/agenda_items/item_i.pdf. The proposed changes to the curriculum frameworks are indicated with underlines for additions and strikethroughs for deletions.

Public comment on the proposed revised 2010 English Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework will be taken until October 25, 2010, and can be submitted via e-mail at englishcf@doe.virginia.gov.

Comment for the proposed revised 2010 English Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework may also be sent via mail or fax to:

Tracy Fair Robertson
English Coordinator
Office of Standards, Curriculum, and Instruction
Virginia Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120
FAX: (804) 786-5466

Public comment on the proposed revised 2010 Science Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework will be taken until October 25, 2010, and can be submitted via e-mail at sciencecf@doe.virginia.gov.

Comment for the revised 2010 Science Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework may also be sent via mail or fax to:

Paula J. Klonowski
Science Coordinator
Office of Standards, Curriculum, and Instruction
Virginia Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120
FAX: (804) 786-1703

The Department of Education requests that the information in this memorandum be shared with members of your education community and your local school board.

For additional information about the proposed revised 2010 English Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework, please contact Tracy Fair Robertson by e-mail at Tracy.Robertson@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 371-7585.

For additional information about the proposed revised 2010 Science Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework, please contact Paula Klonowski by e-mail at Paula.Klonowski@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 371-0249.

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