TEKSWatch Update: Muslims, College Readiness, and Social Networking

Though the final version of the social studies and economics TEKS have been online for nearly a month, many of the issues raised throughout the process have not been resolved.

* The Texas State Board of Education is presently considering a resolution warning textbook publishers about “gross pro-Islamic, anti-Christian distortions.” See coverage in the Dallas Morning News, Washington Post, and El Paso Times.

* The Social Studies Collaborative of the College and Career Readiness Initiative (CCRI) will host a 2-day forum exploring how well the new TEKS address the state’s College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS). The event will be held in Lubbock, TX, on October 8 and 9. Logistical information about the program is online at http://lubbockoctober2010.eventbrite.com/.

* The History News Network has teamed up with the politically-oriented social networking website VoteIQ to create a new feature on the Texas controversies. The feature contains facts, history, resources, and political fact checking.

Find the latest at TEKSWatch.

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