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11 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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These Biased Ideas Are Presented As Fact In Texas Curriculum Standards

Proposed Texas social studies textbooks may be flawed, but state standards are likely to blame for the imperfections. In September, nonprofit organization the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund commissioned a group of history scholars to evaluate proposed social studies textbooks from publishing giants such as Pearson Education and McGraw-Hill Education. The scholars found that several of the textbooks were rife ...

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17 HOURS AGO - TheStreet

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Hachette's Problems Deepen as Simon & Schuster Inks Amazon Deal

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Book publisher Hachette could face problems recruiting and retaining authors if its dispute with Amazon.com continues to drag on. Amazon has been battling with Hachette over whoacontrols the price and revenue share of e-books. The conflict was brought into sharp relief this week when Amazon signed a multiyear deal with Hachette rival Simon & Schuster, a ...

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17 HOURS AGO - Business Insider

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What The Great Ben Bradlee Understood That Some Of Today's Journalism Scolds Don't

A tempest of controversy erupted in journalism circles last week when the Guardian newspaper published an expose of privacy practices at Whisper, a hot social-media app. The Guardian's story was compelling and newsworthy:   The paper described disturbing privacy abuses and attitudes at Whisper that likely startled and angered many of its millions of users. The Guardian also calmly deflected ...

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19 HOURS AGO - NPR

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Book News: Just Months In, A Publisher That Promised Innovation Ends Its Run

Atavist Books launched with aims of upending the print-first publishing model. Now it's announcing its plans to close. Meanwhile, partnerships between public libraries and airports are taking off.

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OCT 21, 2014 - NPR

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Amazon Deal With Simon & Schuster Raises Questions For Other Publishers

Amazon has received a fair amount of bad press lately over its long-running dispute with the Hachette publishing house. So Monday's announcement of a deal with Simon & Schuster took some industry watchers by surprise.

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