Cobb School board approves digital textbook purchase

Cobb County School Board

Wednesday. CCSD Central Office, 514 Glover St., Marietta

Action: Cobb’s school board decided Wednesday to purchase $2.9 million worth of electronic math textbooks for its middle and high school students.

It’s a scaled-down version of the $7.5 million proposal 100 teachers endorsed that would have provided printed math textbooks, workbooks and online resources to each of the district’s 108,000 students.

Board members rejected that proposal in April after several tea party activists said the books were too closely linked to Common Core, a set of controversial national standards.

Vote: 4-3