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Hallsville ISD teacher chosen for state review committee

By Naomi Prioleau nprioleau@news-journal.com
July 5, 2014 at 11 p.m.


HALLSVILLE - A Hallsville ISD teacher has been chosen to serve on a state committee that will review curriculum and course offerings for business and technology education.

Christina Eagan said she was happy to represent Hallsville in Austin and find a way to help students interested in technology.

"I was excited to receive the invitation to work on the TEKS for business and technology classes," she said. "I have a heart for students and technology and believe that technology is a major pathway for our youth into fulfilling careers in today's labor market.

"Therefore, the courses and skills we teach in our classes are paramount and the opportunity to have input into the process is thrilling."

The Career and Technical Education Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills review committee will meet at least three times this summer and fall in Austin to review course offerings and hear recommendations for updates or revisions.

The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills is the state curriculum every student in Texas must learn.

The district has career and technical education dual credit agreements with Kilgore College and Texas State Technical College-Marshall.

Kathy Gaw, Hallsville's career tech director, said it was an honor for Eagan, as well as the district.

"Growth in our CTE programs is expected to continue as a result of HB (House Bill) 5 and to be a part of the TEKS review process is an honor for Mrs. Eagan as well as HISD," she said.

The district offers courses in 14 of the 16 career clusters as defined by the Department of Labor.

In addition, dual credit course offerings are provided in the following areas: auto technology, business and technology, cosmetology, culinary arts, process technology and welding.

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