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Differences can be seen in the 5th grade reading series that publishers produced in response to the common core.
—Nicole Frugé/Education Week

Retooled Textbooks Aim to Capture Common Core

Basal readers rely more on analysis and documentation and less on students’ personal experiences. (November 13, 2012)

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07/09 09:22 am | Ed-Tech Startup, StudyBlue, Raises Another $1.7 Million in Venture Capital | StudyBlue, a startup that develops on-the-go study apps, received $1.7 million from investors, bringing its total venture capital investment to over $17 million.

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Managing the Print-to-Digital Transition
Officials, educators, and publishers have pushed for schools to replace print textbooks with e-texts and digital content, to save money and improve learning in the process. But how are school districts managing the digital transition right now, in a time of budget cuts and uncertainty about technology’s effectiveness in education?

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To help implement the common-core standards, one district opts for the offerings of a major publisher, while another writes its own materials.
April 21, 2014 - Education Week
An improving economy, schools' greater reliance on digital resources, and demand for common-core materials are creating new revenues, two recent reports suggest.
January 22, 2014 - Education Week
The growing use of open educational resources is leading publishers to blend free materials into their products and services.
July 3, 2013 | Updated: July 10, 2013 - Education Week
Large education companies still carry advantages over their smaller counterparts, but experts say K-12 procurement practices are shifting to include a greater variety of vendors.
April 22, 2013 - Education Week
The shift to more digital offerings is occurring as districts in nearly every state are considering their textbook needs in light of the Common Core State Standards.
February 6, 2013 - Digital Directions
The transaction was the latest development in a period of significant change in the educational publishing world as companies move from print textbooks to digital products and services.
December 11, 2012 - Education Week
Basal readers rely more on analysis and documentation and less on students’ personal experiences.
November 13, 2012 - Education Week
The document by the lead writers of the common core is being welcomed by the education community, with noted shortcomings.
August 7, 2012 - Education Week
Beverlee Jobrack explains how schools can identify effective teaching materials as they embark on the implementation of the standards.
August 7, 2012 - Education Week
After more than 80 years of providing student-friendly twists on current events, the classroom magazine Weekly Reader will be folded into Scholastic News.
August 7, 2012 - Education Week

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