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Textbooks arrive on time in Pinellas, Hillsborough



Hernando's in a bit of a sticky situation after textbook publisher Pearson recalled books aligned to the Common Core, but not tweaked to the Florida Standards.

But all's well in Pinellas and Hillsborough, the districts report.

"We are not waiting on any textbooks," said Melanie Marquez Parra, a spokeswoman for Pinellas County Schools. "Our new adoption materials were from (publishers) Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Carnegie Learning."

Stephen Hegarty, a spokesman for Hillsborough's school system, said that "whatever books we have from Pearson are not affected by the switch to Florida Standards from Common Core. So, they're not late or being revised or anything."

[Last modified: Monday, August 18, 2014 4:13pm]


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