TEA has announced that a public hearing will be held Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, as part of the State Board of Education’s Ad Hoc Review Committee’s review of the CSCOPE social studies lesson plans. The hearing will begin at 9 a.m. in Room 1-104 of the William Travis Building, 1701 North Congress in Austin. The committee will hear testimony from the public and any SBOE members who attend.

As the SBOE Ad Hoc Review Committee is charged with implementing a process by which the CSCOPE social studies lesson plans are being reviewed, those who plan on testifying are asked to limit their comments to specific recommendations pertaining to identified current CSCOPE social studies lessons as they appear on the Texas Tribune's website.

Due to the large number of testifiers anticipated, a time limit of three minutes per speaker will be strictly enforced. Those wishing to testify may register by completing the online registration form through Sept. 9. Select the SBOE option when submitting the form.

The committee will also accept written testimony emailed to sboesupport@tea.state.tx.us, faxed to 512-936-4319, or even submitted during the hearing.