Textbooks could be going the way of slide rules within a few years in Texas classrooms, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: State legislation passed in the spring could put up-to-the-minute instructional content at students' fingertips, eliminating the mass-market hardback textbook. The sea change could happen sooner rather than later, beginning as early as the 2010-11 school year. The legislation is one of two bills passed this year that allow the Texas Education Agency to create its own repository of digital textbook content. By switching to online content, schools could save money, customize materials to fit students’ needs, and more easily


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