Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
PORTALES—Teachers, parents, and other community members are invited to review and comment on the proposed Language Arts textbooks approved for adoption by the State of New Mexico's Department of Education Instructional Material Bureau.
The new Language Arts textbooks are available for examination at the Instructional Resource Center (IRC) located at Eastern New Mexico University's Golden Library in Portales. The IRC is located on the second
floor of Golden Library and is open on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment.
New Mexico follows a six-year cycle in approving textbooks for each subject area for use in the public schools.
These new textbooks are for use in all New Mexico public schools for the next six years. New Mexico is one of 22 states with an instructional material adoption process. Pursuant to state law [22-15-1 to 22-15-14 NMSA 1978], the State Board of Education (SBE) annually approves an extensive list of instructional material made available to educators and students. By its own regulation, the SBE defines how this process is implemented, and the Instructional Material Bureau carries out the Board's directives.
For more information, call Vickie Linthicum at 505.562.2258.