Superintendent’s Memo #017-12

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

January 20, 2012

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  “Programs That Work” Awards for Mathematics and Science

The Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition invites you to nominate effective student and teacher educational programs for the Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition's "Programs That Work" Awards.

The Coalition is interested in reviewing and recognizing exemplary mathematics and science programs for which there is evidence of a positive impact on student or teacher learning. Proposals will be evaluated on the extent to which they:

Awardees will be recognized on May 22, 2012, at a reception in Richmond. The Coalition will support the travel and lodging of award recipients.

Application requirements and more information can be found at  Applications are due on April 6, 2012, and will be evaluated on a competitive basis for programs that have been conducted during the past five years and have demonstrated positive results.

Virginia’s public and private elementary and secondary schools, public school divisions, institutions of higher education, state agencies and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are invited to apply.

For more information, please contact Barbara P. Young, science specialist, Office of Standards, Curriculum, and Instruction, by e-mail at or by telephone at (804) 225-2676.