EMAT Announcement - 11/6/2018
The Special Textbook Redistribution Center (STRC) will accept surplus braille and large-print instructional materials from November 6, 2018, through March 29, 2019.
Instructions for shipping surplus braille and large-print instructional materials, including out of adoption materials, to the STRC can be found here.
Please note, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has a new freight provider. For shipments weighing 150 pounds or less, please contact FedEx. Central Freight continues as the freight provider for shipments weighing more than 150 pounds. See EMAT or the instructions on the TEA website for details.
EMAT TEASE to TEAL Migration - email received 12/5/2018
You must have a valid TEAL account and link your TEASE account to continue using EMAT after January 13, 2018. Click here for instructions.
McGraw-Hill Reading Materials Announcement:
McGraw-Hill Education is pleased to announce that we have agreed to extend our contract as requested by TEA for reading materials from the previous K-12 Texas adoptions. The original contract was due to expire with the 2015-2016 school year, but McGraw-Hill will commit to a contract extension through the 2017-2018 school year.
What this means for your teachers and students is that ALL K-12 Texas Treasures and K-5 Texas Tesoros state bid materials will be available through 2017-2018. We will honor the original pricing with the state and will continue to provide all qualifying complimentary K-12 teacher materials, workbooks, and online access AT NO CHARGE to adopting districts. This includes the Kindergarten activity books for both Treasures and Tesoros.
Pearson Proclamation 2010 ELA Contract Extension Information
Pearson Education has agreed to extend the TEA contracts for Proclamation 2010, ELA adoptions in accordance with state-specified timelines. This includes the following titles:
Pearson, publishing as Scott Foresman: Texas Reading Street, Grades K-5
Pearson, publishing as Scott Foresman: Texas Calle de la Lectura, Grades K-5
Pearson, publishing as Prentice Hall: Prentice Hall Literature, Texas, Grades 6-12
For complete letter click here.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Print Subscription Reorder Process
***** This Just In From The College Board *****
My school or district offers Pre-AP courses now. How will this affect us?
Beginning in fall of 2022, all courses labeled Pre-AP must be submitted and approved through the Pre-AP course audit process. Schools can continue utilizing the same resources they have developed for their local pre-AP courses but will no longer be able to call them Pre-AP in fall 2022.
Our aim is to create a unified and consistent set of expectations for any course called Pre-AP—including making Pre-AP coursework available for all students—while preserving local flexibility in what is taught. Schools and districts that wish to continue using the Pre-AP designation will have a transition period of up to four years to adapt to these new expectations.
SBOE to postpone Proclamation 2018:
The SBOE has decided to postpone Proclamation 2018. At this time, we are not sure if it will be combined with Proclamation 2019 or pushed farther. Information regarding this subject can be seen on the SBOE Friday afternoon video, section 12.