Proposed new school textbooks available for public review at VC/UHV library

Members of the public can review and give feedback about textbooks under consideration for state adoption at The Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria Library from now through August.

“Residents and educators are encouraged to give their input as part of the review process,” said Joe Dahlstrom, director of libraries for UHV and VC.

The book subject areas are Language Arts (Grades K-1), Reading (Grades K-8), Literature (Grades 6-12), English for Speakers of Other Languages, and Advanced Placement English Language and English Literature. A decision on the texts will be made in November for use during the 2010-2011 school year.

The materials are available on the first floor of the library, 2602 N. Ben Jordan St., from 7:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday.  

Sample books also are available for viewing at the Region III Education Service Center, 905 Leary Lane, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, contact Joe Dahlstrom, director of libraries for UHV and VC, at 361-570-4150.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Thomas Doyle 361-570-4342