Press Release: Free Guide to Texas Social Studies Revision Process

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 31, 2010
Free Guide to Texas Social Studies Revision Process

El Paso, Texas – The Center for History Teaching & Learning has published a simple and informative free guide to the ongoing K‐12 social studies revision process. Texas Social Studies Simplified explains what is going on, why it matters, who is involved, and when the process will be done. It also corrects the many errors circulating in the media about the revision process.

What people are saying about Texas Social Studies Simplified:

• “This gives a lot of good information. It covers all areas of what is going on with the TEKS.” – Michelle Delgado, future social studies teacher

• “It really clarifies the process and speaks to the myths floating around out there.” – Wendi Miller‐Tomlinson, Social Studies Facilitator, EPISD

• “Thank you very much for doing this for our community. We need more voices advocating for our education system.” – Holly E. Garza, Director of Secondary Education, Clint ISD

Publication of Texas Social Studies Simplified is part of the Center’s ongoing TEKSWatch effort to monitor and document the revision process.

The Center for History Teaching & Learning is a division of UTEP’s History Department created to promote scholarly teaching among department faculty, support teacher education among our students, and provide outreach and professional development opportunities for area social studies teachers.

For more information, please visit http://www.utep.edu/chtl or contact Dr. Keith A. Erekson at 915‐747‐5878 or kaerekson@utep.edu.

Visit TEKSWatch at http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=61097

Free copies of Texas Social Studies Simplified are available at http://academics.utep.edu/Portals/1719/Publications/Texas%20Social%20Studies%20Simplified.pdf.

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