The number of states requiring students to take civics classes or pass citizenship exams is set to grow, as existing requirements kick in and new proposals are put on the table.
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March 05, 2019
February 13, 2019
Although homework does tend to align to standards, a lot of it is busywork, rather than work requiring students to synthesize, analyze, or use higher-order thinking skills.
January 17, 2019
It's an extraordinary contrast at a moment when civic institutions, including schools, are rethinking how the Confederacy and slavery are portrayed in history.
January 16, 2019
Advocates worry that the fine line separating devotional from secular study of the Bible is again being crossed, this time in a North Dakota proposal.
December 20, 2018
Preschool and kindergarten may be the perfect time to introduce children to engineering, said educators at Boston's Museum of Science, which now has a curriculum targeted to those age groups.
December 07, 2018
Skeptics of evolution and climate change are among those named to incoming Gov. Ron DeSantis' transition team for education.
November 09, 2018
California, one of the first states to adopt curricula aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, greenlighted 29 of the 34 materials it reviewed. What do districts do next to narrow the field?
November 01, 2018
In the kickoff of a blog series leading up to the midterm elections, Curriculum Matters explore how one teacher approached the topic of ballot initiatives.
October 30, 2018
Anti-semitism is on the rise, young people know less about the Holocaust than older adults, and only a handful of states mandate by law the teaching of the Holocaust and genocide.
October 04, 2018
In a new free instructional game designed to build media literacy in students, young people pretend they are managing a news site and how to tell fake news from real news.