The instructional-materials market rose 4 percent from 2012 to 2013, raising hopes that the recession-battered business might be bouncing back. But sales in the first quarter of 2014 are down again.
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The president of the Association of American Publishers sees the uncertainty of common-core implementation as an opportunity for instructional-materials designers to improve their support of teacher and students.
December 16, 2013
The educational publishing giant's payment of $7.7 million addresses claims by New York State that the foundation diverted money to its affiliated for-profit company.
December 11, 2013
Tony Bennett has been hired to help ACT Inc., on Aspire, its new suite of common-core assessments.
January 30, 2013
A free online bank of rewritten questions and tasks for popular basal readers is getting some attention from teachers.
November 14, 2012
The Education Week staff offers a package of stories that examine the changing literacy landscape.
September 28, 2012
A common-standards advocate argues that many aspects of American education will have to change if schooling is to fully reflect the new expectations.
July 31, 2012
Remember last week when I posted about new types of college-and-career-readiness tests entering the marketplace from ACT, among other companies? Here is a story I just finished about that, and its interaction with the state assessment consortia's work. There are many interesting dynamics at work ...
July 23, 2012
In case you missed it, the lead authors of the Common Core State Standards have issued publishers' criteria in math. The criteria outline, in essence, what good curricular materials look like if they fully reflect the standards. My colleague Erik Robelen blogged about the criteria last week when th...
June 22, 2012
School districts with a combined annual purchasing power of $2 billion band together to demand instructional materials from publishers that reflect the common standards.