Monday, September 10, 2012
While the number of Americans who read book on an electronic device is rising, the textbook industry remains a paper-based enterprise. A new study says digital textbooks make up just two percent of overall textbook sales in the United States.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
By Beth Fertig
New York City's Department of Education is joining forces with 30 other school districts to demand textbooks that are in sync with the new Common Core standards. At a panel on Thursday, some school officials said companies were trying to slip materials by them, with stickers that say things like, "Common Core Ready."
Thursday, April 26, 2012
In 2009, religious conservatives launched a campaign in Texas to change how evolution was described in the state’s science textbooks. Director Scott Thurman talks about his documentary, “The Revisionaries,” which chronicles the fight over what would go into the state’s textbooks and its impact beyond the state’s borders. We’re also joined by Kathy Miller, the president of the Texas Freedom Network, which has worked to defeat initiatives backed by religious conservatives. “The Revisionaries” is being screened at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
By Yasmeen Khan
Apple is hoping to put an end to the days of students weighed down with a backpack full of textbooks. The tech company said it's aiming to change the way students use textbooks with a free app for downloading those schoolbooks to an iPad.