Proposed school instructional materials available online

SC public schools textbooks accessible to public
Posted on 12/14/2017
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Parents, public can review proposed school
instructional materials via online system

BEAUFORT – The public is invited to review textbooks and instructional materials that have been proposed for use in South Carolina’s public schools.

The virtual public review includes three programs that school districts have requested be evaluated for possible state adoption. In January/February 2018, the recommendations for these materials will be submitted to the State Board of Education by the State Board’s appointed Instructional Materials Review Panels.

The three district-requested programs by subject area are listed below:

  • Chinese Language Arts and Literacy Immersion Program, K–8 (Publisher: Better Chinese; Program: Better Immersion Classroom Set, Levels S and 1–8)
  • French, 6–12 (Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Program: Bien Dit!)
  • Spanish, 6–12 (Publisher: National Geographic/Cengage Learning; Program: Exploremos!)

The public will have digital access to the three programs from today through January 9, 2018.  The publisher-provided links to the materials and the link to the form to submit public comments are posted online.

The State Board of Education will receive the public’s comments before a final decision is made on adopting the instructional materials.