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May 23, 2011

Fla. Plan to Revamp Textbook Review Alarms Some Activists

Proposed changes to state law would remove ordinary citizens from the formal process of approving textbooks.

April 27, 2011

Textbook Publishers Slammed at Teachers' Union Meeting

A math expert criticizes textbook publishers for representing that their materials reflect the common standards.

April 11, 2011

Pearson Solicits Input About Transition to Online Testing

Pearson solicits help in brainstorming about the best ways for states to transition to online testing.

March 24, 2011

Virginia Votes to Revamp Textbook Approvals

The action comes after officials discovered an array of errors and other problems with elementary-level history books.

March 10, 2011

Text Complexity and Other Not-So-Simple Things

The common standards' emphasis on students' skill with complex texts and disciplinary literacy pushes teachers to rethink how they should do their jobs.

January 05, 2011

Taking the 'N Word' Out of 'Huckleberry Finn'

A new edition of Huckleberry Finn replaces the "n word" with the word "slave."

January 03, 2011

Va. to Strengthen Textbook Review After Errors Identified

A recent review found a multitude of errors in history textbooks being used in some of Virginia's elementary classrooms.

November 16, 2010

District Restores Textbook With Nude Photos (of Ancient Statues)

The removal of the humanities textbook sparked an online campaign by students who accused the district of censorship.

November 12, 2010

Textbook Battle Brewing in Louisiana Over Evolution

Critics say the textbooks give too much credibility to the theory of evolution.

October 20, 2010

History Textbook Draws Fire for Assertion on Black Confederate Soldiers

The assertion regarding African Americans is rejected by most historians.

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