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Schools seek feadback on textbook adoption

The Tigard-Tualatin School District is asking for your help.

The district is considering purchasing new textbooks for its elementary reading curriculum and is seeking public feedback on which textbook is preferred.

Starting Thursday (today), each of the district’s 10 elementary schools will display reading textbooks from two different publishers the school district is considering using in its classrooms.

The district is considering new textbooks in elementary reading in order to meet new Common Core state standards.

Under new guidelines, students are required to do more “informational” reading, said Susan Stark Haydon, a spokeswoman for the district.

The district is required to adopt new textbooks every seven years.

One of the books, “Wonders,” is an updated version of the district’s current curriculum.

The other, “Journeys,” is published by the company, which supplies the district’s elementary school math textbooks, Stark Haydon said.

Purchasing the new books will be paid for by a bond approved by voters in 2011.

The books will be on display until Thursday, May 2.

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