From the CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (CDE)
State Board of Education Authorizes Work to Resume on History-Social Science Curriculum Framework
On September 3, 2014, the State Board of Education approved a revised timeline and guidelines for the update of the History-Social Science Curriculum Framework for California Public Schools that was suspended in 2009. At its meeting on September 17-18, 2014, the Instructional Quality Commission (IQC) will be approving the current draft framework for a 60-day field review as required by the California Code of Regulations. Then the revised timeline, guidelines, and the full text of the framework will be posted on the CDE Web site at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/hs/cf/along with a survey instrument that will allow members of the public to make comments on all or part of the draft document. The field review survey will remain open through November 25, 2014. Members of the public may also submit comments on the framework to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The History-Social Science Subject Matter Committee of the IQC will meet on December 18, 2014, to discuss the field review survey and recommend edits to the draft framework. All meetings of the IQC are open to the public. For more information about the IQC, including meeting agendas, visit http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/cc/cd/index.asp.
Teachers are invited and encouraged to post comments to the Instructional Quality Commission during the 60 day field review period, noted above. This is the one chance to impact the Framework. The timeline calls for the Framework to be presented to the State Board of Education my May 2015.