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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August 06, 2014
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July 28, 2014
Americans are no good at math, but the common core will help only if teachers receive better professional development, according to a recent piece published in The New York Times.
June 04, 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
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
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
A free online bank of rewritten questions and tasks for popular basal readers is getting some attention from teachers.
December 27, 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
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...