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May 20, 2015

Math Groups Criticize EdReports' Textbook Reviews in Open Letter

The Consumer Reports-style reviews of common-core instructional materials posted by EdReports.org 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.

February 18, 2015

States' Control Over Selection of K-12 Classroom Materials Shifting to Districts

California, Texas and Florida are among the states that are ceding more authority to districts in choosing their own instructional materials, the Association of American Publishers reports.

January 27, 2015

Textbook Authority Shifting Slowly From States to Districts

Fewer and fewer states are retaining control over districts' adoption of curricular materials.

January 15, 2015

Gene Wilhoit: Quality Curriculum is Key to Common Core Implementation

Gene Wilhoit, the former Executive Director of the Council of Chief State School Officers who led the effort to create the Common Core, explains that until we have a more powerful curriculum design and more deep professional exchange about content, pedagogy, and student work going on in our schools the Common Core will not be implemented as it should be.

January 02, 2015

K-12 Dealmaking: Pearson Sells Nook Media Stake Back to Barnes & Noble

The worldwide education company recently sold back its 5 percent stake in Nook Media, Barnes & Noble's struggling e-reader division, for nearly $28 million.

January 02, 2015

HarperCollins Pulls School Atlases That Omit Israel

Publisher HarperCollins has pulled from shelves an atlas with maps that failed to include the state of Israel.

November 21, 2014

Majority of Texas Social Studies Textbooks Approved Despite Controversy

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.

November 20, 2014

Fate of Controversial Texas Social Studies Textbooks Still Unsure

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.

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