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A children's book that tells the story of Hercules, George Washington's cook and a slave, has been been withdrawn by Scholastic.

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."

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