News in Brief
After Controversy, District Dumps Offending Books
The Minneapolis district last week sent out a notice saying it is immediately ending the use of all Reading Horizons instructional materials.
The district has been embroiled in a controversy over its K-2 curriculum since teachers pointed out this summer that the early-reader books were filled with racial, gender, and cultural stereotypes.
The district pulled the offending books before students ever saw them. After a freelance blogger brought the story to light, the district apologized. Officials vowed to work with the publisher to fix the curriculum, but later voted to cancel the contract.
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