Social Studies Florida Is Placing Limits on Social Studies Textbooks. Here’s What Has to Go
Earlier this year, Florida drew national attention for rejecting math textbooks. Could the same happen with social studies?
Mathematics What the Research Says Textbooks Need More Real-World Math Exercises, Study Finds
A study of 8th grade textbooks in the United States and 18 other countries says most rely too much on basic computation problems.
Curriculum Florida's Math Textbook Brouhaha: Your Questions Answered
Florida rejected several math textbooks for 'indoctrination.' But what do we really know about them—and what happens next for districts?
Reading & Literacy White Characters Still Dominate Kids' Books and School Texts, Report Finds
The review comes at a time when there’s increased national attention on what children are reading in school.
Curriculum Texas Lawmaker Demands Districts Provide Lists of Books on Racism, Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ
The Texas attorney general candidate's request has received criticism from educator groups who say the inquiry is politically motivated.
Curriculum Opinion For Many Teachers, Black Lives Only Matter Conditionally
If you believe Black lives matter, it's time to stop whitewashing American history, writes Rann Miller.
Curriculum Opinion How Should Teachers Handle the Movement to 'Rewrite' High School History? Embrace It
The history curriculum is a good place for educators to take the initiative on racial justice, urge history educators Jack Doyle and Chris Doyle.
Social Studies From Our Research Center Survey of Mostly-White Educators Finds 1 in 5 Think Textbooks Accurately Reflect People of Color
When asked how much the textbooks they use "accurately and fully reflect the experiences of people of color," one in five educators said "a lot."
Curriculum A Popular Social Studies Curriculum Got an Internal Review. The Findings Weren’t Pretty
Studies Weekly's lessons had hundreds of examples of errors and racial bias.
Curriculum Lawsuit Takes Aim at Arizona's 'Anti-Gay' Curriculum Law
Arizona is one of seven states where teachers are prohibited from portraying homosexuality in a positive way.
Social Studies Tensions Over Teaching About the Middle East Resonate in Lawsuit
A Massachusetts lawsuit seeks to remove specific texts from a district's curriculum on the Middle East, and singles out individual teachers.
Curriculum Textbooks Alone Don't Boost Test Scores, Study Says
Schools need to do more than swap out textbooks to improve student achievement, according to researchers who tracked textbook adoptions in six states.