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May 20, 2015

Math Groups Criticize EdReports' Textbook Reviews in Open Letter

The Consumer Reports-style reviews of common-core instructional materials posted by EdReports.org are incomplete, contain errors, and misrepresent what's important in the common standards, claim two national groups of math educators.

April 14, 2015

Common-Core Alignment Tool: Looking at Grade-Level Textbooks

The toolkit for determining whether publishers' instructional materials are aligned to the Common Core State Standards has grown once again.

March 04, 2015

Textbook-Navigation Tool Helps Teachers Locate Standards

Researcher William Schmidt has created a tool that helps teachers determine where exactly a particular standard is taught within a specific textbook.

January 27, 2015

Textbook Authority Shifting Slowly From States to Districts

Fewer and fewer states are retaining control over districts' adoption of curricular materials.

June 04, 2014

Purchases of Instructional Materials Declined in First Quarter of 2014

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.

June 03, 2014

Publishing Leader Rallies Industry to Help Shape Common-Core Market

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

Pearson Foundation Agrees to Settlement in Dispute Over Curriculum Development Funds

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

ACT Hires Former High-Profile Schools Chief to Consult on New Test

Tony Bennett has been hired to help ACT Inc., on Aspire, its new suite of common-core assessments.

January 30, 2013

Teachers Mine 'Text Dependent' Questions For Basal Readers

A free online bank of rewritten questions and tasks for popular basal readers is getting some attention from teachers.

November 14, 2012

Education Week Special Report Examines Common-Core Literacy

The Education Week staff offers a package of stories that examine the changing literacy landscape.

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