State Seeks Public Input on Social Studies Standards

The Tennessee Department of Education website is currently open for the first of two windows of public feedback on the state social studies standards. This first window will close April 30, 2016. The State Board of Education (SBE) will work in conjunction with the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) to collect all of the comments submitted to this website. Educator development teams will review the website feedback this summer and make revisions to the standards. Another draft set of standards will be posted following these changes in fall 2016 and an appointed Standards Recommendation Committee will make the ultimate recommendation for new social studies standards to the SBE in early 2017.

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