COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education
August 29, 2014
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction
The purpose of this memorandum is to notify school divisions regarding a technical edit to the 2008 History and Social Science Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework, which was adopted by the Virginia Board of Education January 2010. An edit was made in the Civics and Economics framework based on the 2013 legislation HB 2341.
In the Civics and Economics Curriculum Framework, the information for voter registration has been updated to reflect the change in the Code of Virginia. “Register online” has been added to the list of methods that citizens may use to register to vote in Virginia.
The revised Curriculum Framework page containing the technical edit can be found in Attachment A. The 2008 History and Social Science Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework with the recent technical edit may be accessed and downloaded at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/sol/standards_docs/history_socialscience/index.shtml.
For further information, please contact Christonya Brown, coordinator of history and social science, Office of Humanities and Early Childhood, by e-mail at Christonya.Brown@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 225-2893.