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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.

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Unpublished 'Black Lives Matter' Book Stirs Controversy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.

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