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Texas Trying To Approve New Textbooks Again

A Texas panel is again attempting to approve new history and social studies textbooks for use in classrooms across America’s second largest state.

11/21/2014

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State Board Mulls New History Textbooks

The State Board of Education is set for a potentially fiery preliminary vote on more than 100 history and social studies textbooks up for approval for classroom use.

11/18/2014

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More Schools Forgoing Board Of Ed-Approved Books

Another ideological battle is brewing as the Texas Board of Education considers adopting social studies textbooks.

11/15/2014

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Parents Get Books Suspended From High School Reading List

There have been seven books suspended from Highland Park schools. The action was taken because a group of parents wanted them off school reading lists. They say the content isn’t age appropriate.

CBSDFW.COM–09/22/2014

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Texas School Textbook Battle Heats Up Over Religion

The Texas Board of Education is in the process of deciding what your child could be learning in school next year and a battle is brewing over some of those textbooks in the state capitol.

09/16/2014

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History Books Spark Texas Classroom Battle

As Texas mulls new books for public school students, some academics are decrying lessons that they say exaggerate the influence of Christian values on our Founding Fathers.

09/16/2014

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State Textbook Review Rule Change Approved

The Texas Board of Education approved tighter rules dictating who can serve on panels that review textbooks, a move that could soften ideological fights over what students learn.

01/31/2014

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State Education Board Delays Textbook Vote

The Texas Board of Education has refused to approve a biology book by one of the nation’s largest publishers, pending an expert review of supposed “errors” on evolution.

11/22/2013

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Board Of Ed Yet To Tackle Textbooks, Algebra II

The Board of Education is in for a long night, with key votes on science books and algebra II still to come.

11/21/2013

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Education Board To Vote On New Textbooks

The Board of Education is casting critical votes Thursday on new science textbooks for use statewide, and on whether Algebra II should be a required high school course.

11/21/2013

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Evolution At Issue Again In Textbook Debate

Texas is bracing for another clash over how to teach evolution, as the board of education approves new science textbooks. A final public hearing is set for Wednesday.

11/20/2013

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Education Board Mulls Graduation & Textbooks

The State Board of Education is holding two potentially emotionally charged public hearings on high school graduation requirements and what science textbooks should be approved for classrooms across Texas.

09/17/2013

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