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July 15, 2016

California Becomes First State With LGBTQ History Guidelines

California is taking steps to implement a 2011 law that required the teaching of LGBTQ history.

July 12, 2016

Tips for Talking About Police Violence, Race, and Racism in the Classroom

How can teachers address two recent high-profile police shootings and the death of five Dallas police officers in the classroom? Here are some resources.

July 08, 2016

Elie Wiesel's Memory Lives On in English Classrooms Through 'Night'

Wiesel, who died at age 87, wrote dozens of books, the first and perhaps most influential of which was Night, a Holocaust memoir that's taught in middle and high school classrooms around the world.

July 01, 2016

Critic Claims AP European History Course Downplays Freedom, Faith

After an Advanced Placement European History curriculum revision, one critic suggests the new program doesn't focus enough on the United Kingdom.

June 29, 2016

Michigan, Rhode Island to Require Education About Genocide in Schools

The two states are the first in 20 years to add such a requirement.

June 23, 2016

California Bill Would Create First Statewide Ethnic Studies Template

Albuquerque expands its ethnic studies courses, and Los Angeles reintroduces a committee focused on the subject.

June 07, 2016

Thirteen States Now Require Grads to Pass Citizenship Test

Since Arizona added the citizenship-test requirement in 2015, 12 additional states have followed suit. The Joe Foss Institute is hoping to reach all 50 states.

May 24, 2016

Calif., Texas Debate Portrayal of Ethnic Groups in Curriculum

California and Texas are among the states negotiating how ethnic groups should be portrayed in textbooks.

May 13, 2016

Teaching Reading Via Background Knowledge: Will ESSA Shift Tactics?

At a panel discussion in Washington, reading and policy experts came together to discuss how states can use their new flexibility under ESSA to begin to increase students' reading achievement.

May 04, 2016

Ethnic Studies Classes Gain Steam in Calif., Beyond

School districts in Oregon and California are introducing ethnic studies classes.

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