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Lancaster ISD Teacher Amber Chalmers Appointed to State Education Panel

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Posted: Monday, May 6, 2013 10:24 am

Amber Chalmers, Rolling Hills Elementary fifth grade science TAP Mentor Teacher, has been appointed to serve on the State Review Panel for Proclamation 2014 where she will review and evaluate instructional materials submitted for the November 2013 adoption by the State Board of Education.

According to TEA’s description, Proclamation 2014 calls for the review of instructional materials in the following areas: Science, Grades K-12; Science (Spanish), Grades K-5; Math, Grades K-8; Math (Spanish), Grades K-5; and Technology Applications, Grades K-12. The review panel is charged with evaluating instructional materials to determine coverage of the TEKS and to identify any information errors. The vital role of the panel is to ensure that the State Board of Education (SBOE) - adopted instructional materials used to educate students and to enhance the knowledge of educators of great integrity. The materials adopted under Proclamation 2014 are scheduled for use in schools beginning with the 2014-2015 school year. Learn more about Proclamation 2014 at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=2147505402

The Lancaster Public Schools serve more than 6,000 pre-kindergarten through grade 12 students in 11 schools. The mission of the Lancaster Independent School District, a leader in providing innovative, quality programs, is to educate every student with the knowledge; skills; and principles to succeed and contribute in a competitive and technologically advancing world by providing rigorous and engaging learning opportunities that promote diversity; create an environment of integrity and respect; and establish a commitment to continued improvement in partnership with families and community.

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