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June 28, 2016

Major Publishers Get Poor Reviews for High School Common-Core Math Books

The curriculum review website EdReports.org released its first round of results for high school math textbooks—and three of the major publishers performed quite poorly.

June 27, 2016

Will Amazon Change the Way Teachers Find Lesson Plans?

Amazon is launching a new platform with thousands of free lesson plans, activities, and other instructional materials for teachers.

June 08, 2016

Portland Schools to Ditch Textbooks That Express Doubt About Climate Change

The school board for the Portland, Ore., school system recently adopted a resolution saying it would stop using instructional materials that cast doubt on climate change—a move that some national groups have labeled censorship.

May 05, 2016

Popular K-6 Math Curriculum Deemed Unaligned to Common Core

The most recent round of textbook reviews from EdReports.org show that Everyday Math, which is used in about 200,000 classrooms around the country, does not meet the expectations of the Common Core State Standards.

April 19, 2016

The Search for Common-Core Curricula: Where Are Teachers Finding Materials?

In common-core states, nearly all math and language arts teachers are at least somewhat reliant on materials they've developed or selected themselves, according to a new nationally representative survey.

March 23, 2016

xkcd Author Randall Munroe Brings Comics to High School Science Textbooks

Randall Munroe, the creator of the popular Internet comic xkcd, will soon have his work featured in high school science textbooks.

February 25, 2016

Textbook Diversity May Be Increasing Under Common Core

Early findings from a new study show that California schools are using a wider range of unique textbooks than they were before the common core—in contrast to claims the standards would homogenize curriculum.

February 12, 2016

More Bad News for Math-Textbook Publishers From Curriculum Review Site

EdReports.org, the group that bills itself as the Consumer Reports of common-core instructional materials, released analyses of four more textbook series this week—and again the results indicated publishers failed to meet the mark.

February 11, 2016

Where Are Teachers Getting Their Common-Core Instructional Materials?

A new study found that teachers are mainly relying on homegrown instructional materials, created either by themselves or their district colleagues, to meet the Common Core State Standards.

January 19, 2016

Picture Book's Depiction of Slavery Draws Fire

A children's book that tells the story of Hercules, George Washington's cook and a slave, has been been withdrawn by Scholastic.

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