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Errors force change in way Va. schools select texts

Virginia plans to change the way textbooks are chosen after embarrassing errors turned up in a history book used in state classrooms.

Tags: textbooks , Fairfax County Public Schools , Prince William County Public Schools , Loudoun County Public Schools , Patricia Wright , Virginia State Board of Education , Ken Bassett , Hank Silverberg

Wednesday - 12/29/2010, 07:30pm EST

Do your children's textbooks make the grade?

Students are expected to provide correct answers to questions on their state-mandated exams. So what happens when their textbooks are teaching them the wrong answers?

Tags: textbooks , Virginia Department of Education , Washington Post , American History Association , Joy Masoff , Jim Grossman , James Loewen

Wednesday - 12/29/2010, 07:52pm EST