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Community invited to review proposed curriculum

LOGANVILLE - Parents and community members interested in participating in a statewide evaluation of proposed curriculum materials can visit Grayson High School until mid-July to review the materials, including textbooks, officials said.

The high school at 50 Hope Hollow Road in Loganville was chosen by the Georgia Department of Education as the site for the learning resources review in the Seventh Congressional District, a news release stated. Statewide, there are 13 review sites, one in each congressional district.

Participants will have the chance to review and make comments on materials submitted for consideration by publishers, according to the news release.

Language arts materials for kindergarten through fifth grade will be available for review at Grayson from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Thursday, July 7 to 11 and July 14 to 18, Gwinnett County Public Schools officials said.

The purpose of the state learning resource process is to provide local school systems with a recommended list of learning resources for use in Georgia's public schools, according to the state Department of Education. This list is generated by the state learning resources advisory committee, which uses the evaluations to make recommendations.

This year, the advisory committee will compile a list of recommendations for kindergarten through eighth-grade English/language arts/reading, Secondary Mathematics III & IV and Accelerated Mathematics II & III learning resources and instructional materials, Georgia Department of Education officials said.

The goal of this process is to provide school systems with a variety of learning resources to choose from for each subject area in elementary and middle school grades and high school state-funded courses, a news release stated. Learning resources that meet state standards are recommended, but each local system will determine which learning resources best meet its particular instructional needs.

Other evaluation sites are as follows:

· Clinch County Educational Complex in Homerville (Site open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Thursday, July 7 to 11 and July 14 to 18)

· Isabella Teacher Academy in Albany (Site open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday, July 7 to 11 and July 14 to 18)

· Whitesburg Elementary School in Whitesburg (Site open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Thursday, July 7 to 11 and July 14 to 18)

· Rockdale Career Academy in Conyers (Site open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday, July 7 to 10 and July 14 to 17, with hours extended to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays)

· Dean Rusk Building at 433 Peeples St. in Atlanta (Site open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday, July 7 to 11 and July 14 to 18)

· Professional Learning Center North - Milton Center in Alpharetta (Site open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday, July 7 to 11 and July 14 to 18)

· Gray Station Middle School in Gray (Site open from 8:30 to 3 p.m. Monday to Thursday, July 7 to 10 and July 14 to 17 and from 8:30 to noon on July 11 and 18)

· Piedmont Learning Center in Cumming (Site open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday, July 7 to 11 and July 14 to 18)

· Gordon Street Center in Jefferson (Site open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday, July 7 to 11 and July 14 to 18)

· Dobbins Middle School in Powder Springs (Site open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Thursday, July 7 to 11 and July 14 to 18)

· Richmond County Board of Education in Augusta (Site open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday, July 7 to 11 and July 14 to 18)

· Douglas County High School in Douglasville (Site open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday, July 7 to 11 and July 14 to 18)

SideBar:

· What: State learning resources evaluation

· When: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Thursday, July 7 to 11 and July 14 to 18

· Where: Grayson High School, 50 Hope Hollow Road, Loganville