Nearly all of the social studies textbooks that were being considered by the Texas board of education have been sanctioned for use next school year.
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November 21, 2014
November 20, 2014
The Texas state board of education did not grant preliminary approval for the series of social studies textbooks it was considering, which both liberal and conservative groups have alleged contain distortions.
November 03, 2014
Phil Daro and Jason Zimba on how implementing the common core means re-writing the textbooks and re-teaching mathematics.
October 27, 2014
An interview with Phil Daro and Jason Zimba, leaders in developing the Common Core mathematics standards, on implementation progress, the testing consortia, accountability systems and instructional materials.
October 09, 2014
An interview with Michael Kirst, president of California's State Board of Education, on the challenges in implementing the Common Core.
September 17, 2014
Chegg is offering $24-per-hour college counseling to high school students, which the company says is an alternative to costly services.
September 11, 2014
New social studies textbooks under consideration by the Texas board of education include "serious distortions of history and contemporary issues," according to a watchdog group's recent review.
August 22, 2014
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
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
Free, digital textbooks for K-12 that adapt to learners' abilities and preferences are under development by OpenStax, a Rice University initiative.