Virginia Board of Education to Host In-Person and Virtual Public Hearings on Proposed 2024 English Standards of Learning
RICHMOND - The Virginia Board of Education will hold a series of public hearings on the proposed 2024 English Standards of Learning throughout the commonwealth during the month of February. The 2024 English Standards of Learning identify the essential content, processes, and skills for each grade level and subject courses, as well as include the foundational skills in grades K-8 to align with the Virginia Literacy Act and ensure evidence-based literacy instruction for Virginia’s youngest learners.
Each in-person public hearing will begin at 6:30 p.m. Registration of speakers will begin at 6:10 p.m. Speakers will have three minutes to speak and should bring copies of their comments for the Board of Education. Virtual public hearings will be held at a variety of times to accommodate public participation. In case of inclement weather, in-person hearings will transition to virtual and notice will be given and registration links provided on the Review and Revision of the 2017 English SOL page.
Public hearings will be held at the following locations and times:
Monday, February 5, 2024 In-Person 6:30 p.m. Robert Russa Moton Museum Auditorium 900 Griffin Boulevard Farmville, VA
February 26, 2024 In-Person 6:30 p.m. Laurel Ridge Community College Barkman Family Conference Center, Hazel Hall Warrenton, VA
These proposed revised standards are more rigorous and coherent than the existing standards to help ensure every student is prepared to be an effective communicator in our increasingly complex world and ready for success in college and career. Designed to inspire learners to embrace the joy of unlocking new knowledge, worlds, and experiences, these standards expose students to a wide variety of genre, authors, and great works, with a focus on ensuring every child is reading by 3rd grade on or above grade level.