The Texas state board of education narrowly adopted a nonbinding resolution warning textbook publishers from promoting an "anti-Christian/pro-Islamic" bias in classroom materials.
The Texas resolution appeared to have the backing of at least several social conservatives on the state board of education.
You've read here about the controversial deal that Maryland's biggest school district made with ed publishing giant Pearson to partner on an elementary-level curriculum. There's been some unpleasantness on this; most recently, the Maryland board of ed unloaded a bit of ire on the Montgomery County school system about it. Now The Washington Post is weighing in, devoting a small but valuable chunk of editorial real estate to wishing everyone could just calm down and see the deal as a win for everybody....
The new report outlines a host of recommendations to improve education and research in the STEM fields.
The nation's education publishers got a chance to get the president's ear yesterday, and here is what they said: the common standards may be great, but you need to help states afford to put them into practice. The concern about paying for the implementation of the common standards ricocheted around the room yesterday where the school division of the Association of American Publishers was holding its annual fall meeting on Capitol Hill. It was an intimate affair; only about 40 publishing executives listening to speakers outlining the education landscape. One focus was the common standards, an area that is wide ...
Those of you who were interested in the recent annual SAT report might recall that it yielded some interesting news about the historic rivalry between the SAT and the ACT. For the first time, more students took the ACT than the SAT, according to traditional measures. When I reported that fact in our Web story, my phone rang almost instantly. The College Board was taking issue with my representation of the SAT's loss of dominance, pointing out that its numbers—which included, for the first time, a group of students it hadn't reported before—showed more students taking the SAT....
Barry O'Callaghan, the CEO of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, talks about his company's plans, the evolving marketplace, and the "tipping point" in education.
Maryland board calls for integrating environmental education into the curriculum, but stops short of embracing a plan to make it a graduation requirement.
An author of the common standards cautions against developing tests for the common standards before developing curriculum.
A new policy brief outlines steps the federal government should take to improve literacy development at the middle and high school levels.