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2011 Learning Resources Evaluation Sites Named

 Public can review materials for Grades 6-12 Career, Technical and Agricultural Education courses    MEDIA CONTACT: Matt Cardoza, GaDOE Communications Office, (404) 651-7358,  mcardoza@gadoe.org   - Follow us on  Twitter  and  Facebook     June 23, 2011  -- Beginning June 27, the public will have a chance to review textbooks and other learning resources for instruction in Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE). The 2011 Learning Resources Evaluation Sites will be open for approximately three weeks. The sites will allow the public, including parents and educators, to review and evaluate learning resources that may be used in the classroom over the coming years.   There are 13 sites around the state with one in each of Georgia's Congressional Districts. The sites will be open Monday - Thursday, generally during school business hours. All sites are closed on Fridays. For specific locations and times, be sure to check the attached schedule. This year, the state is compiling a list of learning resources and instructional materials for Grades 6-12 Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) courses.   The purpose of the state learning resources evaluation process is to provide local systems with a recommended list of learning resources for use in Georgia's public schools. After educators and the public are given opportunities to review and make comments on materials submitted by publishers for consideration, the State Learning Resources Advisory Committee generates a list of recommended learning resources. The recommendation process is based on a six-year cycle. Each year, the state reviews learning resources that relate to a particular subject or group of subjects in order to create a recommended list. Please visit http://www.gadoe.org/ci_services.aspx?PageReq=CIServBooks for more information and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the adoption process.   Learning resources that meet standards as set by the state are recommended. Each local system will determine which learning resources best meet the system's particular instructional needs. School systems rely on the recommended list as their primary source of information about available learning resources and turn to it first when beginning their local recommendation process.   After the summer review, the Learning Resources Advisory Committee will meet in late July to compile a recommended list of learning resources for approval by the State Board of Education.    OTHER INFORMATION :   Learning Resources Evaluation Sites and Review Schedule   Textbook Website
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