From STAT (science teachers association of Texas)
A recent email from STAT:
The State Board of Education Looks to Revise the Science Curriculum
We need you to get involved!
The Texas Education Agency is working on a Science TEKS proposal to send to the State Board of Education. On July 17-18, they are presenting “suggestions from the staff regarding timelines for a general process [which] will be presented to the board for consideration.”
On May 22nd, an English/ Language Arts/ Reading TEKS was passed that contained none of the revisions that educators proposed. This cannot be allowed to happen to our science curriculum. That is why we need your help to keep science in the classroom. We need warm bodies in the meeting in July to show that we mean business.
Please read this article and be prepared: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/education/stories/MYSA060108.1B.Sciencecurriculum.3a526e4.html
The SBOE is meeting here at the following dates starting at 9:00AM:
Texas Education Agency
1701 N Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701
July 17-18, 2008
September 18-19, 2008
November 20-21, 2008