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March 09, 2016

Bringing National Public Radio Into the Classroom

National Public Radio and Listen Current, a group founded by a former radio journalist, team up to bring more NPR segments into the classroom.

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 28, 2016

STEM Teacher Tool: Free Videos on 'Super Small Science'

NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation have released a series of short videos about nanotechnology, or the study of objects that are measured in billionths of meters.

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."

December 28, 2015

Testing, Math, and Music: Top 10 Curriculum Matters Posts for 2015

Each year, we take a look at Curriculum Matters' most-read blog posts, and in 2015 it seems two major themes got readers clicking: common-core testing and math instruction.

December 01, 2015

Textbooks Out of Step With Scientists on Climate Change, Study Says

While the U.S. president has spoken about human impact on climate change in very certain terms, a recent study out of Stanford University found that middle school textbooks in use in California schools are sending a different message.

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.

November 19, 2015

These Vending Machines Serve Short Stories

A French publisher has designed a vending machine that dispenses short stories. Does it have utility in school settings?

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