Items of attention for Social Studies Supervisors for the upcoming SBOE meeting.

>Testimony on Tuesday, Sept. 16th will deal with social studies instructional materials adoptions.

1. Public Hearing Regarding Instructional Materials Submitted for Adoption by the State Board of Education Under Proclamation 2015

A public hearing before the State Board of Education (SBOE) is scheduled for Tuesday, September 16, 2014, in the William B. Travis Building, Room 1-104. Testimony will be presented regarding instructional materials submitted for adoption under Proclamation 2015. Texas residents who have registered to speak on this agenda item will be given priority over non-Texas residents. Oral testimony will be limited to two minutes, and speakers are asked to provide 35 copies of their testimony for distribution. Representatives of publishing companies will be allowed to provide oral responses to testimony at the hearing. Publishers will also have the opportunity to file written responses following the hearing. These instructional materials were reviewed by the state review panels in June and July of 2014. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.110 and 31.024.

 >Testimony on Wednesday, Sept. 17, will deal with APUSH

4. Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 113, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Social Studies, Subchapter D, Other Social Studies Courses

(First Reading and Filing Authorization)

This item presents for first reading and filing authorization proposed amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 113, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Social Studies, Subchapter D, Other Social Studies Courses. The proposed amendments would amend existing rules to require that Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses address the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), as applicable. Statutory authority for this action is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§7.102(c)(4), 28.002, and 28.025.

SBOE Agenda can be found at: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/sboe/agenda/


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