SBOE Public Hearing Info re: HB 5

Per The Cargill Connection, September 2013, State Board of Education

ACTION ITEMS:

1.    How to Review the Proposed Science, K-8 Math, and Tech Applications textbooks

Are you concerned about how science is taught to your child? What about math? Tech Apps?  The K-12 science, K-8 math, and Technology Applications instructional materials are available for your review at each of the 20 regional Education Service Centers in Texas. In addition, a school district may request links to the materials if it is easier for you to view them locally. I encourage all parents, teachers, industry leaders, and interested citizens to make the time to review these instructional materials. Please contact the SBOE at sboesupport@tea.state.tx.us with questions or concerns about the books. Read below for more information about having your voice heard!

2.    Public Hearings
On Tuesday, September 17th at 9:00 A.M., the board will hear testimony about HB 5, the bill that changed our state’s graduation plans. At 1:00, the board will hear testimony about the current textbook adoption which includes K-12 science, K-8 math, and technology applications.

**Note: Based on past hearings, there will be a large number of people who sign up to testify about how science is presented in textbooks. If this is important to you, please consider coming to Austin to be among the many citizens who will share their views with board members. If you cannot travel, you can always contact the board at sboesupport@tea.state.ts.us.

Individuals may register on the Texas Education Agency website or by FAX between 8 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 13 through 5 p.m. on Monday the 16th; or, in person or by telephone between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on the 13th or 16th.

(512) 463-9007, FAX: (512) 936-4319; Address: 1701 N. Congress, Austin, TX 78701.

HOW TO REGISTER TO TESTIFY: Copy and paste this link http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=1156; Then click Registration Form for Public Testimony;  This will direct you to read information about the hearings. Note: There are guidelines posted that are specific to the textbook hearing. Please be sure and read them before you testify!

Then click on: I acknowledge that I have read the above instructions and procedures and am ready to proceed to registration.  At this point you may fill out the registration form.

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