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August 22, 2014

Researcher Diagnoses Four Problems With Common-Core Math Implementation

A researcher and education professor at Michigan State University laid out his take on four major problems with how the common-core math standards are being implemented.

August 12, 2014

No Textbooks: A New Responsibility for Teachers and Leaders

The move away from textbooks must be accompanied by a responsibility to create the time, space, and guidance in which teachers can research new resources and use them to transform the work being done in and outside of their classrooms.

August 06, 2014

OpenStax to Adapt Its Free Digital College Text Model for K-12

Free, digital textbooks for K-12 that adapt to learners' abilities and preferences are under development by OpenStax, a Rice University initiative.

August 06, 2014

Group to Launch Free Online Reviews of Common-Core Materials

A new organization is wading into the (very choppy) waters of judging whether major textbooks and other classroom materials are common-core aligned.

July 28, 2014

Real-Life Math and Teacher Training: Cures for 'Innumeracy'?

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 25, 2014

McGraw-Hill and Follett Join Forces to Sell E-Books to School Libraries

A division of McGraw-Hill is partnering with Follett in an effort to sell e-books focused on test-prep through online forums.

June 04, 2014

Purchases of Classroom Materials Fall in Early 2014, a Reversal From 2013

Purchases of instructional materials fell by 4 percent in the 1st quarter of 2014 compared with the same period in 2013, possibly because of districts' uncertainty about the common-core implementation, according to the Association of American Publishers.

June 04, 2014

Purchases of Instructional Materials Declined in First Quarter of 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 04, 2014

K-12 Publishing Official Urges Industry to Lead on Common Core, Other Ed. Policies

Tom Allen, the president and CEO of the Association of American Publishers, said that number of competing dynamics are shaping implementation of the common-core standards in the states, and that his industry needs to put its stamp on that discussion.

June 03, 2014

Publishing Leader Rallies Industry to Help Shape Common-Core Market

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.

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