TEKSWatch Update: Meeting, Listserv, MASSA

* The SBOE discussed social studies revisions at the November meeting (http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=6976). Public hearings about the TEKS revisions will begin on January 13-15, 2010. Te be placed on the official list of presenters call TEA at (512) 463-9007 on either January 8th or 11th.

* The Texas Education Agency is advertising a listserv with “information and updates related to TEKS activities” at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=6148. However, the instructions are not very clear and there does not at present appear to be a list about the TEKS revision process

* The Multicultural Alliance for Social Studies Advocacy (MASSA) has been established to promote “the teaching of accurate, significant, relevant, and culturally diverse social studies in the public schools of Texas.” The alliance is organizing to testify at the SBOE meeting in January. For information see http://academics.utep.edu/Portals/1719/PressReleases/MASSA.pdf

Find links to the latest info at TEKSWatch at http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=61097

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