CONYERS -- Next week the public can review textbooks and materials for math in Georgia's public schools.
Edwards Middle School in Conyers is the evaluation and review site for Congressional District 4, which includes Rockdale County, western Newton County and portions of DeKalb and Gwinnett counties.
The site will be opened from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m July 9 through July 12; it previously was open from June 25 through June 29. It is located in the cafeteria at the school, which is at 2633 Stanton Road in Conyers.
There, the public can review textbooks and other learning resources for instruction in kindergarten through 12th grade mathematics.
The Georgia Department of Education encourages parents and educators to review and evaluate learning resources that may be used in the classroom over the coming years.
The purpose of the state learning resources evaluation process is to provide local systems with a recommended list of learning resources for use in Georgia's public schools. After educators and the public are given opportunities to review and make comments on materials submitted by publishers for consideration, the State Learning Resources Advisory committee generates a list of recommended learning resources.
The recommendation process is based on a six-year cycle. Each year, the state reviews learning resources that relate to a particular subject or group of subjects in order to create a recommended list.
Learning resources that meet standards as set by the state are recommended. Each local system will determine which learning resources best meet the system's particular instructional needs.
School systems rely on the recommended list as their primary source of information about available learning resources and turn to it first when beginning their local recommendation process, according to the GaDOE.
After the summer review, the Learning Resources Advisory Committee will meet in July to compile a recommended list of learning resources for approval by the state Board of Education.
Sites are set up across Georgia's 13 congressional districts.
More information is available on the GaDOE website, www.doe.k12.ga.us.