Superintendent’s Memo No. 289-14

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

October 24, 2014

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  Announcement of the Civics Summit on November 13, 2014

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:

Thursday, November 13, 2014
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
House Room 3
State Capitol
1000 Bank Street
Richmond, Virginia 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, lunch, and material for participants. Registration will be conducted on a first-come, first-serve basis until November 7, 2014, and can be completed online at

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 e-mail at or by telephone at (804) 698-1545; or Christonya Brown, history and social science coordinator, Office of Humanities and Early Childhood, by e-mail at or by telephone at (804) 225-2893.