Superintendent’s Memo #072-13

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

March 22, 2013

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  Open Education Resources Information Brief

School divisions across the Commonwealth are developing ways for educators to share open education resources (OER). To assist with these efforts, the Department of Education has developed an information brief to provide an overview of the issues involved as well as links to helpful resources. The information brief may be accessed at

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Jean Weller, educational technology specialist, by e-mail at or by telephone at (804) 225-2825.