The Educator's Notebook

A weekly collection of education-related news from around the web.

Textbook Choice Alone Does Not Improve Student Outcomes

“At current levels of classroom implementation, we do not see evidence of differences in achievement growth for schools using different elementary math textbooks and curricula. It is possible that, with greater supports for classroom implementation, the advantages of certain texts would emerge, but that remains to be seen.”


Every week I send out articles I encounter from around the web. Subject matter ranges from hard knowledge about teaching to research about creativity and cognitive science to stories from other industries that, by analogy, inform what we do as educators. This breadth helps us see our work in new ways.

Readers include teachers, school leaders, university overseers, conference organizers, think tank workers, startup founders, nonprofit leaders, and people who are simply interested in what’s happening in education. They say it helps them keep tabs on what matters most in the conversation surrounding schools, teaching, learning, and more.

Peter Nilsson


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