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Baltimore County approves elementary textbooks

Baltimore County approves elementary textbooks

Despite opposition from one of its board members, the Baltimore County school board approved a 10-year, $15.7 million contract Tuesday night for language arts textbooks. The new textbook series published by McGraw-Hill Education is for grades one through five, and will cost $4.7 million this year. In addition, the board gave its approval for additional expenditures to buy more of the digital and printed materials over the next decade. School board member Michael Collins was the lone dissenter, saying he believed the purchase was premature because the school system has not yet completed writing the curriculum. School system administrators said they have written only two of the six...