More than half of states now require some sort of assessment in civics, according to a new report from the Education Commission of the States.
The state's move comes as the White House releases a statement noting efforts by states, districts, and private organizations to increase access to the subject.
Wyoming would join Washington and Montana in requiring schools to teach about Native American history.
American students' scores in math and reading on the Program for International Assessment have not improved since 2009, and math scores have gone down.
The newly named Science Educator of the Year, Dr. Norbert Myslinski, has a message to share about neuroscience: "It's not just for the scientists."
This curriculum focuses on the effect of alcohol on the brain, an area developers say fascinates middle school students.
More girls took the AP Computer Science A exam this year, but in several states only a handful of girls took the exam.
Chicago is one of a number of cities and states that has been tracking the status of arts programs after major cuts in years past.
A lawsuit had claimed that policy decisions in Michigan have led to Detroit's schoolchildren being deprived of their right to literacy.
U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, in partnership with the Poetry Foundation and the Library of Congress, will meet with 9th grade English teachers in Chicago Public Schools to revamp poetry instruction.