October 28, 2016

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Public Comment on the Proposed Revised English Standards of Learning

On October 27, 2016, the Virginia Board of Education received for first review the proposed revised English Standards of Learning.  The Virginia Board of Education is now seeking public comment on these Standards of Learning for use in Virginia public schools.  Public hearings will be announced at a later date.

The Department of Education has posted links to the proposed revised English Standards of Learning on the Department of Education's website.

Public comment will be taken until November 28, 2016, and can be submitted via email to EnglishSOL_2016@doe.virginia.gov.

Comments for the English Standards of Learning may also be sent via mail or fax to:

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 English Standards of Learning, please contact Tracy Fair Robertson by email at Tracy.Robertson@doe.virginia.gov, or by telephone at (804) 371-7585.

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