Textbooks Fail to Deliver On What Every Teacher Needs to Know

Strategies proven to help students learn barely mentioned


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Every year teacher candidates in the United States spend an estimated $40 million to purchase textbooks purporting to teach how children learn— yet almost none of them cover the core strategies they will need as teachers to increase student learning and retention.

That finding is among the most important in a new study released today by nonpartisan, nonprofit National Council on Teacher Quality (www.nctq.org).

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