Social studies textbooks have been under increasing scrutiny this year, as the successor to the science textbook controversy last year. For the first time in 12 years, the State Board of Education will review social studies textbooks, this time under social studies standards put in place in 2010. Th ... More >>
Will anti-evolutionists be able to adapt and survive in a new textbook market?
Texas' State Board of Education no longer has the stranglehold on textbooks it did a dozen years ago, when it forced an environmental science textbook to include skeptical language on global warming, or four years ago, when an attempt to slip creationist language into science books sparked a nationa ... More >>
Since it went up in late June, the giant Playboy logo alongside U.S. Highway 90 has stopped passersby and sparked debate in Marfa, the West Texas tourist town known for its modernist flair. Now it has to come down, the state says. The Texas Department of Transportation has ordered Playboy to remo ... More >>
The State Board of Education met yesterday to debate which supplemental materials the state should use to update its outdated science textbooks. To make things easier, before the meeting, the board's choices were narrowed down by allegedly reliable panels of stakeholders. But when it came t ... More >>
Since Chanukah's not traditionally a gift-giving holiday (it's a minor festival trumped up to keep assimilation-minded Jews from celebrating Christmas, but I'll save that screed for another day), I typically don't bother making a wish list. As a kid, my loot usually consisted of dreidels and socks, ... More >>
Just went over to the Dallas Independent School District's Web site to look at something else when I found this newly posted release: "Three schools launching a pilot program to give parents online access to their child's academic progress." It's pretty self-explanatory: In May the DISD will let ... More >>
Curious George is so timeless, you might wish it were more timely
High-profile P.I. Bill Dear believes he knows who killed Nicole Simpson. It's not who you think.