Superintendent's Memo #249-10

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

October 8, 2010

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Announcement of the Civics Summit on November 8, 2010

I am pleased to announce that the Commission on Civics Education is hosting a one-day Civics Summit for division personnel and teachers who work with students in Civics and Economics and Virginia and United States Government.

The objectives of the Summit are to:

The date and location for the Summit are as follows:

Monday, November 8, 2010
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Senate Room 3
State Capitol
Richmond, VA 23219

The Civics Summit will accommodate 150 participants. School divisions are invited to send teachers and/or division personnel. The Civics Summit will provide parking in specified lots, lunch, and material for participants. Registration will be conducted on a first-come, first-serve basis and can be completed online at

To increase access to the Civics Summit, the Commission on Civics Education is pleased to provide teachers and school divisions with a live Web stream of the Civics Summit via the General Assembly Web site at

If you need additional information about the Civics Summit, please contact Nathan Hatfield, Commission on Civics Education Clerk, Office of the Clerk of the Senate, by e-mail at or by telephone at (804) 698-7410; or Beverly Thurston, coordinator for history and social sciences, Office of Standards, Curriculum, and Instruction, by e-mail at or by telephone at (804) 225-2893.