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A children's book that tells the story of Hercules, George Washington's cook and a slave, has been been withdrawn by Scholastic.

January 14, 2016

What Textbooks Are Schools Using? Districts Aren't Keeping Track

If you want to find out what math textbooks a district is using, just go ahead and ask the central office, right? According to researcher Morgan Polikoff, it's not quite that easy.

January 13, 2016

Common Core Is Target of New 'Sting' Video by Conservative Activist O'Keefe

James O'Keefe, the conservative activist best known for undercover video recordings that allegedly implicated ACORN workers, released a new sting video yesterday in which a Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt sales executive is heard admitting that common-core textbooks are "all about the money."

January 12, 2016

2016 Children's Book Award Winners Announced

Matt de la Peña won the 2016 Newbery Medal for "Last Stop on Market Street," and Rita Williams-Garcia won the Coretta Scott King award for "Gone Crazy in Alabama."

January 05, 2016

Attention Science Teachers: Your Periodic Tables Are Now Out of Date

Four new elements will be added to the periodic table, finally completing the chart's seventh row.

December 01, 2015

Textbooks Out of Step With Scientists on Climate Change, Study Says

While the U.S. president has spoken about human impact on climate change in very certain terms, a recent study out of Stanford University found that middle school textbooks in use in California schools are sending a different message.

November 23, 2015

Lack of Common-Core Ready Materials Challenged California Schools

Finding common core-aligned textbooks is still a challenge for some California schools, even five years after the standards were adopted.

November 19, 2015

Texas Board Rejects Plan to Have Academics Fact-Check Textbooks

The Texas board of education shot down a plan to have a panel of university experts vet textbooks for factual errors before they are adopted.

October 28, 2015

EdReports Revises Curriculum Ratings, Some Publishers' Scores Improve

A nonprofit that reviews curricula for common-core alignment, which came under fire after initially posting low ratings for nearly all the texts it analyzed, has tweaked its process—and consequently upped the scores for several publishers.

October 22, 2015

After Controversy Over Offensive Books, Minneapolis Dumps Reading Horizons

The Minneapolis school district says it is immediately pulling an early-reader program that has books with racial, gender, and cultural stereotypes.

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