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American History X'ed: Virginia's New Bill To Fix Bad Textbooks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

After one textbook's inaccuracies garnered significant media attention in October, Virginia Delegate David Englin (D-Alexandria) is proposing legislat...

Textbooks: More Errors In Virginia History Book

aolnews.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Among the mistakes: the claim that 12 states joined the Confederacy, not 11, and that 6,000 soldiers died during the Battle of Bull Run during the Civ...

Gay Text Book?

KTXL | Rick Boone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Senator Mark Leno of San Francisco is proposing Senate Bill 48, known as the Fair Education Act. It would require classroom text books to be re-writte...

California Embraces Open Source Digital Textbooks

Edutopia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

California schools have cracked the spine on open source, free digital textbooks in an attempt to save money and to make educational resources easier ...

School Sued Over Racial Epithet In Book

Detroit Free Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A Macomb County family is suing its school district for discrimination over a classroom reading of a racial epithet in a book depicting slavery....

Why Do Students Still Cling To Paper Textbooks?

nytimes.com | LISA W. FODERARO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

"The screen won't go blank," said Faton Begolli, a sophomore from Boston. "There can't be a virus. It wouldn't be the same without books. They've defi...

Graphic Business Textbook Captivates Students

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Jeremy Short's students read comic books in class. Then they take exams, do well, and finish the semester with an understanding of the fundamentals of...

Making 'E-Textbooks' Real -- and Really Accessible -- in Public Schools

Lisa Guernsey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Lisa Guernsey

Educators need better ways to evaluate and reuse the content that already exists in some digital form, with experts keeping a keen eye open for high-quality digital materials that should be easily accessible to students and teachers.

In The Public Interest : Decreasing Dropouts, Three Quick Solutions for Community Colleges

Rich Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Rich Williams

Earlier this year, President Obama called on colleges to return America to the world leader in graduate rates, an increase from our current position a...

In The Public Interest : Open Textbooks and the Tech-Friendly Generation

Sarah Sather | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Sather

This September I entered my first year at the University of Montana, Missoula. Along with all the typical freshman year excitement of orientation and ...

Stephen King is Wrong: Books Do More Than Just Tell a Story

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.07.2015 | Home
Lev Raphael

Stephen King recently said on CNN Money that books themselves aren't important since they're basically just a delivery system for a story. But they're much more than that: they're a canvas. I've been painting on mine for years.

As Textbook Prices Rise, Alternatives Emerge

The Boston Globe | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

In an effort to curb escalating book prices amid sky-high college costs, bookstores at more than a dozen campuses across the state and hundreds more a...

How to Digitize Your Textbooks

Hack College | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Hack College

Unfortunately only a small portion of textbooks are available for download today. What do you do if your microbiology text isn't available in a digital format this fall?

Is Congress Helping College Students Save Money?

Scott Gamm | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Scott Gamm

According to the College Board students spend an average of $1,000 on textbooks. However, a new law just took effect that will help students combat the high costs of textbooks.

Textbooks & Technology

Bryce Maddock | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Bryce Maddock

Technology and innovation have provided some options that can be used to save money on textbooks. For the fiscally savvy student, these options deserve consideration.

New eBook Textbooks

The Wall Street Journal | JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Now, a former Apple Inc. employee, Matt Mac Innis, is trying to shake up the market with a new approach that taps into the iPad's strengths....

The Most EXPENSIVE Textbooks: CBS Money Watch List

Huffington Post | Natalie Sudikoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

If you think your college textbooks cost you an arm and a leg every semester, the following pricey tomes might blow you away. According to CBS Mon...

New Textbook Regulations Promise To Lower Prices

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Textbook costs can pack a pretty hard punch to the cash-strapped college student. Luckily, there is help in sight; the Higher Education Opportunity Ac...

Can Electronic Reading Devices Bring The Book To Life?

Los Angeles Times | Alex Pham and David Sarno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

More than 550 years after Johannes Gutenberg printed 180 copies of the Bible on paper and vellum, new technologies as revolutionary as the printing pr...

Macmillan UK Admits To Paying Bribes For Textbook Deal In Sudan

Reuters | Andrew Heavens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The World Bank said it had banned British publisher Macmillan from taking up its contracts for six years after the company said it paid bribes to secu...

Chegg Rent-Don't-Buy Textbook Mantra Takes Hold In California Schools

Business Week | Ari Levy and Joseph Galante | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

May 3 (Bloomberg) -- No more $120 chemistry books. That's the message from textbook-rental service Chegg Inc., which is urging college students to st...

Jeremy Binckes

California Lawmaker Seeks To Nullify Influence Of Texas Textbook Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeremy Binckes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last month, the Texas Education Agency fundamentally changed how humanities subjects would be taught in schools. Thomas Jefferson was removed from ...

WATCH: The Kno Combines Textbook With Tablet

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The Kno is a multi-dimensional two-screen tablet that could lighten your bag -- and change the face of textbooks. According to Tablet PC Review, the...

Texas Curriculum Changes Front And Center In Governor's Race

Fort Worth Star-Telegram | TRACI SHURLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White on Tuesday said he wants Gov. Rick Perry to ask State Board of Education Chairwoman Gail Lowe to send th...

How Texas' School Board Tried to Pretend Slavery Never Happened and Why Your Kid's School May Be Next

Bryan Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bryan Monroe

By incorporating their own conservative values into guidelines for history classes, the Texas Board of Education may force the entire nation to adopt their right-wing re-write of history.