As I wrote the other day, the Texas state school board is back in action this week, focusing its energy on debating, and debating, new social studies standards. It's expected to hold a final vote on the standards later today. Among the topics of discussion? Whether to include President Obama's full middle name, Hussein—which, of course, also happens to be the last name of a former dictator in the Middle East—in a standard that calls on high school history students to examine the historical significance of the 2008 presidential election, reports the Dallas Morning News. David Bradley,...


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New NAEP results show that 8th graders in large cities posted small gains in reading over the past two years.


The Texas state board of education is expected to wrap up work on controversial new social studies standards this week.


A Massachusetts group demands communications exchanged on the common standards.


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A teacher illustrates a geometry lesson by discussing the angles students would need to calculate if they were shooting at the president.


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