Florida Education Dept. approves two-thirds of social studies materials, demands changes on rejected texts

The Florida Department of Education has approved approximately two-thirds of submitted social studies instructional materials, sending the rest back with notes for changes.

Florida Commissioner of Education Manny Diaz Jr. released on Tuesday the state’s current list of approved social studies instructional materials for kindergarten through high school. 

The Florida Department of Education approved 66 sets of materials out of 101 submissions, or approximately 65.4%. 

“When submitted materials were initially reviewed upon submission, only 19 of 101 (19%) materials were initially approvable due to inaccurate material, errors and other information that was not aligned with Florida Law,” the Florida Department

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