Content Trumps Textbooks As District Moves To Common Core

Posted: June 17, 2012 at 5:31 a.m.

Thick textbooks and their linear progression are no longer the keystone for teaching in the Rogers School District.

At A Glance

Textbook Cycle

The Arkansas Department of Education schedules textbook reviews by year. This year’s textbook purchase was optional.

• 2009: Foreign language, English as a Second Language and, in high school, business education, marketing, finance and career guidance

• 2010: Fine arts, special education, agriculture

• 2011: English language arts

• 2012: Mathematics, computer science

• 2013: Science, health and physical education

• 2014: Social studies, Arkansas history

Source: Arkansas Department Of Education

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