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October 05, 2015

History Textbook Referring to Slaves as 'Workers' Will Get an Update

A Texas mother garnered attention on Facebook for posting a picture of her son's McGraw-Hill history textbook, which said the slave trade "brought millions of workers from Africa."

August 28, 2015

Unpublished 'Black Lives Matter' Book Stirs Controversy

The book is part of a series for young people on challenging current events.

June 10, 2015

EdReports Makes Changes to Textbook Review Process

In response to criticism from the math community,, the group that bills itself as the Consumer Reports of common-core instructional materials, is making changes to its textbook review process.

May 20, 2015

Math Groups Criticize EdReports' Textbook Reviews in Open Letter

The Consumer Reports-style reviews of common-core instructional materials posted by 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.

January 02, 2015

HarperCollins Pulls School Atlases That Omit Israel

Publisher HarperCollins has pulled from shelves an atlas with maps that failed to include the state of Israel.

November 20, 2014

Fate of Controversial Texas Social Studies Textbooks Still Unsure

The Texas state board of education did not grant preliminary approval for the series of social studies textbooks it was considering, which both liberal and conservative groups have alleged contain distortions.

September 11, 2014

Review Finds 'Distortions,' Biases in Texas Textbooks

New social studies textbooks under consideration by the Texas board of education include "serious distortions of history and contemporary issues," according to a watchdog group's recent review.

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