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September 17, 2014

Texas Board Members Wary of Changes to AP History Program

The Texas state board of education is considering requiring Advanced Placement U.S. History courses to follow the state curriculum rather than the framework laid out by the test developers, reports the Associated Press.

September 04, 2014

A. Graham Down, Liberal-Arts Advocate, Dies at 85

A. Graham Down, who served as executive director and president of the Council for Basic Education from 1974 to 1994, died on Aug. 30.

August 20, 2014

Changes Coming to AP U.S. History Exam

Revisions in the U.S. history framework have led to a reduction in multiple-choice items and the addition of a short-answer section.

August 18, 2014

AP History Framework Authors Defend Their Work

The authors of the new AP U.S. History framework say that they were following the urgings of high school history teachers to design a course that would facilitate a more in-depth exploration of American history.

August 11, 2014

Republican National Committee Condemns New AP History Framework

The GOP blasts the College Board's new framework as "radically revisionist" and calls for a year's delay in using it.

July 15, 2014

College Board, ETS Apologize for 'Racist' T-Shirts Sold at AP History Grading Event

The College Board and Educational Testing Service have issued an apology about T-shirts bearing racially charged caricatures of Chinese politicians that were distributed at a grading event for the Advanced Placement World History exam last month.

May 28, 2014

STEM From a Civil Rights Perspective

At a daylong symposium in Washington, civil rights leaders, educators, government officials, and program directors gathered to discuss ways to increase equity in science, technology, engineering, and math education.

January 14, 2014

Half of Civics Teachers Devote Little Time to News Literacy, Study Finds

A recent survey found that just half of high school civics and American government teachers devote one or more units to teaching students how to critically analyze the news.

January 10, 2014

No Girls, Blacks, or Hispanics Take AP Computer Science Exam in Some States

A new analysis shows deep racial and gender divides in test-taking patterns in Advanced Placement computer science.

May 21, 2013

Computer Science Moves Past 'Elective' Status in Washington State

Washington is the 10th state to enact a policy that awards students a math or science credit for successfully completing AP computer science.

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