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March 29, 2019

Lawsuit Takes Aim at Arizona's 'Anti-Gay' Curriculum Law

Arizona is one of seven states where teachers are prohibited from portraying homosexuality in a positive way.

March 21, 2019

Tensions Over Teaching About the Middle East Resonate in Lawsuit

A Massachusetts lawsuit seeks to remove specific texts from a district's curriculum on the Middle East, and singles out individual teachers.

February 28, 2019

Science Curriculum Reviews Are Out, and Results Aren't Great

Of the six series reviewed for their quality and how well they aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, EdReports gave just one top marks.

November 09, 2018

California Approved Nearly 30 Science Textbooks. But Are They Truly Aligned to Standards?

California, one of the first states to adopt curricula aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, greenlighted 29 of the 34 materials it reviewed. What do districts do next to narrow the field?

June 29, 2018

Should States Collect More Information on the Curricula Districts Use?

States don't routinely collect information on districts' materials purchases. If they plan to use curriculum as a lever to improve student learning, they should, a new brief argues.

April 13, 2018

By Any Other Name, Mexican-American Studies Class Finally Gets Texas Approval

Texas has finally approved course guidelines for a Mexican-American studies class. But the state's rechristening of the course title has drawn criticism.

February 14, 2018

Eight Years Late, Detroit Discovers Its Curriculum Is Misaligned

An audit reveals the district is years behind in matching textbooks to its state reading and math standards.

January 25, 2018

W.Va. Bill Would Give Districts More Choice in Textbook Adoption

But some Democrats say that could make the selection process more political.

January 12, 2018

How Is Policing Depicted in Children's Books? Oakland Librarians Took a Look

Children's librarians at the Oakland Public Library developed a toolkit to help peers evaluate how police officers and policing are represented in the books they offer for children.

December 15, 2017

A Novel Way to Improve Teacher Prep: Give Teachers Better Curriculum

Other countries put curriculum at the center of how they train teachers. Why doesn't the United States?

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