Day on the Square: A Reception for Legislators
General Assembly Building Room 8 West
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Event Contact: Amie Fulcher
Please make plans to bring your candidates and graduates to Day on The Square 2015 this is your chance to speak directly to the people who make decisions that affect Educator Preparation Programs. Use the link to the RedBook below to find the contact information for the legislators representing your district.
SOL Innovation Committee
While the Committee has made significant progress involving numerous stakeholders across the Commonwealth, Secretary Holton was interested in hearing from the most important stakeholder: students. That is why The Office of the Secretary of Education will be conducting a Google Hangout with students and educators from six different localities across the state.
Student Google Hangout
October 30, 2014 9:30am – 11:00am
Conference Room 1, Patrick Henry Building
1111 E. Broad St., Richmond VA 23219
If you have any further questions please contact Eric Steigleder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See how your candidate did and plan for the up coming Day on the Square.
House Bill 725 ABTEL Bill Signed by the Governor
|HB 725 – McClellan – Advisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure, increases membership.||(H) Committee on Education
House Bill Background Checks Tabled in committee
|HB 1205 – Yost – Student teachers; fingerprinting, criminal history records check, and child abuse and neglect data.||(H) Committee on Education||(H) Stricken from docket by Education||02/05/14|
RESOLUTION CONCERNING HIGH STAKES, STANDARDIZED TESTING
This is a call for nominations for the 2014-15 VACTE scholarships in the amount of $1250.
Nominations will be taken through October 10th. Nominees will have until November 1 to complete online application. The committee will review applications and select up to three winners. The award will be announced in early December with the funds awarded at that time. Recipients will be recognized at the spring meeting.
NOTE: Your institution must be up-to-date in membership fees in order to submit nominations.
Here are the Nomination Guidelines:
Each VACTE member institution may submit ONE application. Although each institution must establish its own procedure for identifying that one nominee, they include the criteria listed below.
- Nominee must be a student fully admitted to a teacher education program; both graduate and undergraduate admitted education students are eligible for consideration. This is NOT a scholarship for currently licensed teachers enrolled in a graduate program.
- Nominee must demonstrate a balanced program in liberal arts and professional education.
- Nominee must have prior or current experience in working with children or young people. 4. Nominee must have demonstrated a high level of scholarship in previous studies (a 3.2 GPA or higher).
- Nominee must come from an institution that is a member in good standing of VACTE as of the date of award.
Each nomination must be endorsed by the dean or administrator of the teacher education unit (or his/her designee) of the VACTE member institution submitting the nomination.
Nominations are made using an online form. Once we receive your nominations, a follow-up e-mail will be sent to your nominee, asking him/her to complete an online application by November 3rd at the latest. This means that filling out the nomination form in its entirety is extremely important. We will need the information you supply to contact your nominee.