I trust everyone is doing well on this very beautiful day in East Texas!
This is the view from my office window this afternoon.
Don't forget our next regional meeting is coming up quickly on
Tuesday, February 16. Register today!
McGraw-Hill has put out a very comforting statement for those of you who adopted their reading product (Texas Treasures) back in 2010. See this statement if you didn't get the email from me earlier this month.
McGraw-Hill Education is pleased to announce that we have agreed to extend our contract as requested by TEA for reading materials from the previous K-12 Texas adoptions. The original contract was due to expire with the 2015-2016 school year, but McGraw-Hill will commit to a contract extension through the 2017-2018 school year.
What this means for your teachers and students is that ALL K-12 Texas Treasures and K-5 Texas Tesoros state bid materials will be available through 2017-2018. We will honor the original pricing with the state, and will continue to provide all qualifying complimentary K-12 teacher materials, workbooks, and online access AT NO CHARGE to adopting districts. This includes the Kindergarten activity books for both Treasures and Tesoros.
We value your partnership and are dedicated to supporting Literacy in our great state.
We're still waiting on an official stance from HMH, but I know many of you have been contacted about their preliminary position to charge districts for the consumables and on-line licenses for their product. Let's hope they work to change this initial decision.
I look forward to seeing you all in February! Don't hesitate to reach out to me or any of our other members, if you have questions or concerns.
Tony Black, President