Again this year, the Virginia Board of Education will continue with the “listening tours” in the education regions in the commonwealth. Virginia Board of Education President Christian Braunlich will lead the tours and discussions across the school divisions. The first of the eight-stop listening tours in the commonwealth will be held on Monday, August 25 at 6:00 p.m. at the Bristol School Board Office.
These tours will be an opportunity for VASSP members to listen to and greet President Braunlich in your region. Presentations this year will cover education policy and practices with a particular focus on the need for alternative assessments in the Virginia for certain grade level SOL assessments.
Information regarding future visits including a stop in Bedford County on September 8 will be made available on the DOE website. You may access this information at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/news/news_releases/2014/08_aug21_boe.shtml