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Virginia plans to change the way textbooks are chosen after embarrassing errors turned up in a history book used in state classrooms.
Tags: Fairfax County Public Schools , Prince William County Public Schools , Loudoun County Public Schools , Patricia Wright , Virginia State Board of Education , Ken Bassett , Five Ponds Press , Hank Silverberg
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?
Textbook authors are changing how they disseminate information. More information is being put into e-text readers.
Loudoun County Public Schools says it has suspended the use of "Our Virginia: Past and Present," after the Virginia Department of Education issued a memo, warning that a passage about thousands of African-Americans fighting for the Confederacy was "outside the mainstream of Civil War scholarship."