Dec 02

Historic Venues for History SOL Hearings

What better way to promote interest and garner attention for the proposed revisions to the History and Social Sciences than to hold the presentations at five historic locations in the Commonwealth?  Unique? Inspiring?

Yes, as a matter of fact it is, and the Board of Education hopes to draw larger crowds using these special venues for their presentations. According to Chris Braunlich, President of the Virginia Board of Education, “The board is conducting these hearings at some of the commonwealth’s premier historic sites to underscore its commitment to quality instruction in history, geography, economics and civics that prepares students to think critically about who we are as Americans and Virginians.”

The public hearings will be held at the following locations:

December 2 – Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, Carl and Hunter Smith Education Center, 931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville

December 3 – Edith Bolling Wilson Hotel, George Wythe Ballroom, 170 East Main Street, Wytheville

December 4 – George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Robert H./Clarice Smith Auditorium, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon

December 4 – Colonial Williamsburg, Bruton Heights Education Center, 301 1st Street,

January 6 – Virginia Union University, 1500 North Lombardy Street, Richmond

Each hearing will begin at 7 p.m. Registration of citizen speakers will begin at 6:30 p.m. Speakers will have three minutes to address the board and are encouraged to bring a copy of their comments.