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.
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February 25, 2016
February 12, 2016
EdReports.org, the group that bills itself as the Consumer Reports of common-core instructional materials, released analyses of four more textbook series this weekand again the results indicated publishers failed to meet the mark.
February 11, 2016
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
A children's book that tells the story of Hercules, George Washington's cook and a slave, has been been withdrawn by Scholastic.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
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
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
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."
January 05, 2016
Four new elements will be added to the periodic table, finally completing the chart's seventh row.
December 01, 2015
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 23, 2015
Finding common core-aligned textbooks is still a challenge for some California schools, even five years after the standards were adopted.