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.
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November 19, 2015
October 28, 2015
A nonprofit that reviews curricula for common-core alignment, which came under fire after initially posting low ratings for nearly all the texts it analyzed, has tweaked its processand consequently upped the scores for several publishers.
October 22, 2015
The Minneapolis school district says it is immediately pulling an early-reader program that has books with racial, gender, and cultural stereotypes.
October 05, 2015
A Texas mother garnered attention on Facebook for posting a picture of her son's McGraw-Hill history textbook, which said the slave trade "brought millions of workers from Africa."
August 28, 2015
The book is part of a series for young people on challenging current events.
June 10, 2015
In response to criticism from the math community, EdReports.org, the group that bills itself as the Consumer Reports of common-core instructional materials, is making changes to its textbook review process.
May 20, 2015
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
The toolkit for determining whether publishers' instructional materials are aligned to the Common Core State Standards has grown once again.
March 04, 2015
Researcher William Schmidt has created a tool that helps teachers determine where exactly a particular standard is taught within a specific textbook.
January 27, 2015
Fewer and fewer states are retaining control over districts' adoption of curricular materials.