**VIRGINIA** **DEPARTMENT** **OF EDUCATION ANNOUNCES REVIEW OF MATHEMATICS STANDARDS OF LEARNING AND CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK**

An important part of the review process for the *Mathematics Standards of Learning** *and *Mathematics Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework* is the solicitation of comments from teachers, administrators, curriculum supervisors, mathematics educators, mathematics education organizations, and other members of the public. Comments should focus on recommended additions, deletions, or the movement of content within the current standards and curriculum framework. Public comment will be received from March 27, 2015 to April 27, 2015 at mathematics@doe.virginia.gov.

The VDOE is also seeking individuals who are qualified and available to serve on a committee to review both the *Mathematics Standards of Learning *and *Mathematics Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework *June 22-26, 2015 in Richmond. A Steering Committee, selected from the full review committee, will convene on June 1-3, 2015 in Richmond. Applicants must be teachers, principals, administrators, content specialists, or others who have expertise with the content areas and the standards.

Individuals who wish to serve on a committee to review the *Mathematics Standards of Learning *and *Mathematics Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework* must submit an application through the Web-based process, *Instruction Committee Application Processing System* (ICAPS). The application will require a professional reference and division approval. Completed applications are due to the VDOE through ICAPS by April 27, 2015. Committee members selected on the basis of expertise, experience, and regional representation will be notified by May 6, 2015.

**MATH AWARENESS MONTH: APRIL**

This year's theme is "Math Drives Careers." To increase awareness of the non-academic jobs available to those who study the mathematical sciences, MAM 2015 profiles people with degrees in the mathematical sciences who have found successful and rewarding work outside of academia.

For more information: http://www.mathaware.org/index.html

**SHARE FAIR D.C.: APRIL 11**

Share Fair is a FREE, exclusive educational event hosted by The George Washington University. There are two parts: Part One offers professional development for preK-12 teachers in the STEM-related areas. Part Two is called STEMosphere and is open to kids of all ages, families, and communities. STEMosphere is an expo-style event where kids and families can travel from booth to booth experimenting, exploring, and inventing in the STEM areas.

Teachers can register for free at www.ShareFairNation.com/Events

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**NATIONAL MATH FEST: April 18**

The National Math Festival is organized by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution. Events will be held at various Smithsonian Museums starting at 10 AM.

For more information: http://www.mathfest.org/

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**MAA MATH FEST: AUGUST 5-8, 2015**

MAA MathFest is the annual summer meeting of the Mathematical Association of America. MathFest days will be filled with great mathematics; the evenings with mathematical culture.

MAA MathFest 2015 will be held in Washington, DC at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park (2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008). K-12 teachers can register at a reduced rate.

For more information: http://www.maa.org/meetings/mathfest