Superintendent’s Memo #280-15

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

November 20, 2015

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Public Comment on the Proposed Revised 2015 History and Social Science Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework

On November 19, 2015, the Virginia Board of Education accepted for first review the proposed revised 2015 History and Social Science Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework.  This document is being reviewed and revised to reflect the new 2015 History and Social Science Standards of Learning adopted by the Virginia Board of Education on March 26, 2015.

The Virginia Board of Education is now seeking public comment on the proposed revised 2015 Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework.  The Standards of Learning at the top of each page have already been approved by the Board of Education, with changes indicated by text that has been underlined or stricken.  The proposed changes to the curriculum framework are indicated with underlines for additions and strikethroughs for deletions.  The proposed revised 2015 History and Social Science Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework can be accessed on the Department of Education’s Web site at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/boe/meetings/2015/11_nov/agenda_items/item_i.pdf.  Public comment will be taken until December 21, 2015.

Public comment on the proposed revised 2015 History and Social Science Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework may be submitted via e-mail using the links below:

Comments for the proposed 2015 History and Social Science Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework may also be sent via mail or fax to:

Ms. Christonya Brown
Coordinator for K-12 History and Social Science
Office of Humanities & Early Childhood
Virginia Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120
FAX: (804) 786-1597

The Department of Education requests that this information be shared with members of your education community and local board of education.  For additional information about the proposed revised 2015 History and Social Science Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework, please contact Christonya Brown, coordinator for 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; or Betsy Barton, specialist for history and social science, Office of Humanities and Early Childhood, by e-mail at Betsy.Barton@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 225-3454.

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