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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.

January 16, 2014

Texas Charter System Accused of Teaching Creationism

An investigative piece in Slate claims that a Texas charter system with 65 schools is teaching creationism and other unconstitutional, religiously driven lessons.

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.

December 27, 2012

Top Curriculum Matters Posts of 2012

The common standards and assessments, along with a keen interest in math, drove lots of interest in blog posts on Curriculum Matters this year.

November 29, 2012

Citing Lack of Common-Core Alignment, Louisiana Poised to Delay Textbook Adoption

By guest blogger Stephen Sawchuk Louisiana is poised to reject every math and reading textbook submitted by publishers in its most recent adoption cycle, citing concerns that the materials are not fully aligned to the Common Core State Standards' expectations, state officials announced today. Tho...

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.

September 28, 2012

Should the Common Standards 'Change Everything'?

A common-standards advocate argues that many aspects of American education will have to change if schooling is to fully reflect the new expectations.

August 17, 2012

NSF Promotes Climate-Change Education With New Grants

Climate-change education in schools and communities is getting a boost from a new set of grants from the National Science Foundation.

August 16, 2012

Basal-Reader Project Goes Online

A project to design common-core-aligned questions for the nation's most popular basal readers makes all of its resources available for free online.

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