Texas Bd. of Ed. Approves Biology and 3-5 ESL Textbooks; Publishers Gear Up for $47.7M Adoption
- Texas Board Nixes Plan For Fact-Checking Texts. // Education Week;12/2/2015, Vol. 35 Issue 13, p4
The article reports that the Texas board of education has a plan to have a panel of university experts fact-check textbooks before they are adopted.
- Critics Have Their Say on School Textbooks. Elvin, John // Insight on the News;8/19/2002, Vol. 18 Issue 30, p34
Reports on the participation of school districts, publishers and education activists across the U.S. in the review of history textbooks by the state Board of Education in Texas in 2002. Influence of the review on purchases of textbooks for the state school system; Content of textbooks...
- Battle Over Science Textbooks Roils Texas Education Board. // Church & State;Sep2003, Vol. 56 Issue 8, p19
Reports on the demand of the inclusion of intelligent design topics in biology textbooks by advocate groups in Texas. Study on the adoption of introduced biology texts by the Texas Board of Education; Initiation on the effort of intelligent design topic inclusion by the Discovery Institute;...
- Texas board votes against creationism. // Freethought Today;Aug2011, Vol. 28 Issue 6, p25
The article offers information on the 14-0 votes of the Texas Board of Education to approve scientifically accurate high school biology textbook supplements instead of creationist-backed supplements on July 22, 2011.
- Texas Board Considers Reining In Text Reviewers. // Education Week;2/5/2014, Vol. 33 Issue 20, p4
The article presents information on a proposal by the board of education in Texas for stricter regulations of proposed textbooks in an effort to avoid controversies regarding evolution, climate change, and the blocking of textbooks based on ideological ideas.
- Texas. // Lesbian -- Gay Law Notes;Dec2004, p236
Reports that the Texas Board of Education voted to consider new health textbooks after the publishers had promised to change the wording to depict marriage as only the union of one man with one woman.
- Revisionaries. Blake, Mariah // Washington Monthly;Jan/Feb2010, Vol. 42 Issue 1/2, p13
The article reports on the rewriting of the textbook standards for the state of Texas. It cites that Texas, being the second largest textbook market in the U.S. will have the influence on textbooks for the whole country. Real experts in fields are said to be alarmed by the predominance of...
- Cooking the Books. MICHELS, PATRICK // Texas Observer: A Journal of Free Voices;Jan2015, Vol. 107 Issue 1, p5
The article reports on the process of the approval of the Texas Board of Education of the new history and government books, with an emphasis on the benefits of Roy White and his volunteer watchdogs, Truth in Texas Textbooks, from the ordeal.
- Texas Board Delays Decision on Error-Filled History Texts. Viadero, Debra // Education Week;11/20/1991, Vol. 11 Issue 12, p5
The reports on the decision of the Texas Board of Education to delay approving new U.S. history textbooks for school children after citizens commented that the books contained factual errors. The school-board members are alarmed at the number of errors they characterized as stupid. The textbooks...