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New Textbooks Available for Public Review

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – New Mathematics textbooks proposed for use in the public schools are now on display in ten district textbook collection sites located across Tennessee.

Citizens interested in reviewing the textbooks being considered for use beginning with the 2011-2012  school year should contact the director of the textbook collection site in their area. Parents, family members, educators and the general public are encouraged to visit the textbook sites and to participate in the review process.

“It is very important for the public to have access to the textbooks under consideration,” Morgan Branch, Director of Textbook Services, said. “Our goal is to provide a wide variety of materials that enrich and support the curriculum and to address the varied interests, abilities and learning styles of students.”

In addition to citizen input, a state review committee of 25 public school teachers is assisting the Tennessee Textbook Commission members with their evaluation of the textbooks. Commission members can also use the professional expertise of teachers in their local school systems.

The state committee will meet September 9th, 2010. Following, a workshop will be held for textbook publishers to respond to the reviews of their books and to answer questions from a representative panel of the reviewers and from commission members. Textbook commission members will vote October 4th, 2010 on the new editions to recommend to the State Board of Education for the 2010 Official List of Textbooks.

TextbooksState Board of Education members make the final decision for the official list. Local  school systems can then adopt textbooks from the official state textbook list for a six year period.

Public comments should be sent to Morgan Branch, Director of Textbook Services, Tennessee Department of Education, 5th Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower, Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0379 by August 31st, 2010.

Citizens with questions about the process may also call Morgan Branch at 615-253-3160.

For more information, contact Amanda Maynord Anderson at 615-532-7817 or

Official Sample Sites

Midcumberland District – Plan C

Ms. Christa Beckner

Learning Resources Center
Austin Peay State University
104 Claxton Building
Clarksville, TN 37044

931-221-7546 or 7547
email:


Midcumberland District – Plan B

Ms. Debra Jackson
Tennessee State University/College of Education
Curriculum Laboratory
3500 John Merritt Blvd.
Nashville, TN 372091561

615-963-5480
email:


PLAN A: Student Text Only
PLAN B: Student Text and Teacher’s Edition Only
PLAN C: Student Text, Teacher’s Edition, and Ancillaries Bid For Contract
PLAN OS: Official Sample Collection, All Materials Bid, Including Priced and Free Materials


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