October 28, 2016

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Announcement of the Civics Summit on November 16, 2016

I am pleased to announce that the Commission on Civics Education is hosting a one-day Civics Summit for school division personnel and teachers who work with students in Civics and Economics, and Virginia and United States Government.  This year's Civics Summit will focus on the Role of Money in Politics.  The agenda can be found here:  http://apps.senate.virginia.gov/civicsSummit/CS2016.htmlThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website.

The objectives of the Summit are to:

The date and location for the Summit are as follows:

The Civics Summit will accommodate 150 participants.  School divisions are invited to send teachers and/or division personnel.  The Civics Summit will provide parking, lunch, and material for participants.  Registration will be conducted on a first-come, first-serve basis until November 11, 2016, and can be completed online at http://apps.senate.virginia.gov/civicsSummit/CS2016registrationform.htmlThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website.

If you need additional information about the Civics Summit, please contact Scott Maddrea, Deputy Clerk - Committee Operations, Office of the Clerk of the House of Delegates, by email at smaddrea@house.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 698-1545; or Christonya Brown, History and Social Science Coordinator, Office of Humanities and Early Childhood, by email at Christonya.Brown@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 225-2893.

SRS/CB/vdg