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June 12, 2018

AP World History Rewrite Draws Criticism From Teachers and Students

High school history teachers are fighting back against changes to Advanced Placement World History that eliminate content on pre-colonial Africa, Asia, Americas and the Middle East.

June 08, 2018

Another State to Require Testing in Civics

Gov. Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania plans to sign a bill requiring 7th through 12th graders take a civics test.

May 09, 2018

Can Education Produce More Civically Engaged Students? You Bet, Study Finds

Enrolling in a school operated by the Democracy Prep charter network boosted students' voting rates when they turned 18.

May 04, 2018

Will Illinois Be the Next State to Require Public Schools Teach LGBT History?

Illinois would become the second state, after California, to require public schools to teach LGBT-inclusive history if a bill passed by the state senate becomes law.

April 19, 2018

Text for Black History Course Should Begin With Pre-Slavery Era, Critics Argue

High schools in Bridgeport, Conn., will offer a new course in African-American history in the fall, but not everyone agrees on which text to use.

April 09, 2018

Could Requiring Students to Take the Citizenship Test Do More Harm than Good?

The National Council for the Social Studies is pushing back on the policy, arguing it's likely to reduce classroom civics instruction to surface-level knowledge.

March 22, 2018

Arming Teens in the Fight Against Fake News

A new project called MediaWise, backed by a $3 million Google grant, aims to teach young people how to tell fact from fiction online.

February 01, 2018

Schools Are Failing to Teach the Truth About Slavery, the SPLC Says

What students received is fragmented, glossed over, or sanitized, says the report.

January 12, 2018

How Is Policing Depicted in Children's Books? Oakland Librarians Took a Look

Children's librarians at the Oakland Public Library developed a toolkit to help peers evaluate how police officers and policing are represented in the books they offer for children.

December 29, 2017

Illinois Teachers Map Trail of Tears Route Through Their Own Backyard

The interactive Trail of Tears curriculum stresses "place-based learning."

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