At Brandon Valley High School in South Dakota, bulky science textbooks soon might be replaced with slimmer science "flexbooks," a new model of textbook creation in which teachers write their own curriculum using information gathered from online resources, reports the Argus Leader. Tanya Czepull, district curriculum coordinator, and high school science teacher Justin Lovrien have told the school board about the benefits of flexbooks as opposed to buying new textbooks through the seven-year rotation process. The board will consider the proposal this month. The state Department of Education doesn't track how many districts buy textbooks or write their own, because...

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