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New Hawkins County social studies textbooks to be on display Feb. 25

January 2nd, 2014 9:35 pm by Jeff Bobo

New Hawkins County social studies textbooks to be on display Feb. 25

ROGERSVILLE — A committee of Hawkins County educators are in the process of selecting new K-12 social studies books which will be on display for public comments on Feb. 25.

The committee is composed of teachers representing Hawkins County’s schools, but the textbooks being considered have all been reviewed at the state level and have been placed on the list of state-approved textbooks.

Beth Holt, Hawkins County schools elementary supervisor, said the committee has worked diligently to ensure that each textbook considered meets the Tennessee state standards and provides a level of rigor that will assist in moving our students to greater academic proficiency.

The Textbook Committee will actively seek the input of other teachers in Hawkins County, and this input will be considered in making their final determination, Holt added.

The books being considered for adoption will be on public display at the Charles A. Fuller Training Center, 1722 E. Main St. in Rogersville, on Feb. 25 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Samples of the textbooks from the official state adoption list will be available for public viewing.

Comments from the public may be submitted on Feb. 25, or may be mailed to: Hawkins County Board of Education, 200 N. Depot St., Rogersville, TN 37857.

For more information, contact Beth Holt at 272-7629 ext. 124.

The committee will make its final recommendations to the Hawkins County Board of Education at the April board meeting.


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