Posted on · School districts don't need to use the materials the state board approved, but many will since those books are guaranteed to comply with state curriculum standards known as the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.
Posted on · In recent years, the panel has faced other heated curriculum battles surrounding how evolution and U.S. history are taught to more than 5 million students.
Posted on · Episode: 2625 Strange inhabitants of Amy Darlington Sharpless’s Natural Philosophy book. Today, Amy’s Book.
Posted on · Episode: 2216 Good Health for Boys and Girls in 1889. Today, we raise your great grandparents.
Posted on · The Texas State Board of Education took a preliminary vote Tuesday on the proposed educational materials. The board still has a final vote Friday.
Posted on · The often-combative Texas Board of Education would expand its ability to reject textbooks it doesn't like, rolling back limits that have been in place for more than two decades, under a proposal on the verge of clearing the state Legislature.
Posted on · On Friday (Nov. 18, 2016), the Texas State Board of Education unanimously rejected a controversial Mexican-American studies textbook that would have been used in public schools. The book, titled Mexican American Heritage, received a lot of criticism from academics and activists who argued the book was rife with many inaccuracies and stereotypes. We learn more […]
Posted on · This week (Sept. 25 — Oct. 1, 2016) is Banned Books Week, celebrating intellectual freedom and the freedom to read in the United States. In her web series Writing the City, Houston Public Media's Dacia Clay is highlighting the event all this week with interviews with educators and activists. That included a conversation with James […]
Posted on · Recently Texas made national headlines for the state’s new Mexican-American Heritage textbook. The book was highly anticipated by some after heated discussions in 2014. However, the response to the published book from the Mexican-American community wasn't exactly what the Texas Education Agency was hoping for. Tony Diaz, writer and activist with El Librotraficante, told the […]
Posted on · Recently Texas made national headlines for the states' new Mexican-American Heritage textbook. The book was much anticipated by some — after heated discussions in 2014. However, the response to the published book from the Mexican-American community wasn't exactly what the Texas Education Agency was hoping for. Tony Diaz, writer and activist with El Librotraficante, told […]
Posted on · "For me, that word workers was an attempt to erase that hard writing that slavery has had on the paper of our society."
Posted on · Mega-publisher McGraw-Hill has apologized and said it will revise the book.
Posted on · From the Texas State Board of Education approving new social studies textbooks this week, to a brief Ebola scare at a Houston emergency room, to legal wrangling over a technicality in Governor Perry’s criminal case: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s Houston news. This week’s panel of “non-experts” include: […]
Posted on · The Texas Board of Education is considering more thanÂ 100 proposed social studies, history, geography and government textbooks that publishers have submitted for approval forÂ use in public schools statewide. New textbooks have not been adopted in Texas since 2002. The board wonât take a final vote until November. However, a public hearing the state […]
Posted on · For the first time since 2002, the Texas Board of Education is considering more than 100 proposed social studies, history, geography and government textbooks, which publishers have submitted for approval and use in public schools statewide. While the board won't take a final vote until November, a public hearing the state board held earlier this […]