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.
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April 19, 2018
April 09, 2018
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
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
What students received is fragmented, glossed over, or sanitized, says the report.
January 12, 2018
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
The interactive Trail of Tears curriculum stresses "place-based learning."
December 28, 2017
A federal judge has blocked an Arizona state law that led to the shuttering of a popular Mexican-American history course in Tucson Unified School District.
November 16, 2017
The state is crafting a definition that includes civic knowledge, skills, actions, and dispositions.
November 13, 2017
The Texas State Board of Education last week voted against a proposed Mexican-American textbook, but agreed to discuss in January the option of creating an elective course in Mexican-American studies instead.
November 08, 2017
After Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a bill that would require Illinois schools to instruct students in cursive writing, the House voted to override his decision. Now the bill's fate is in the Senate's hands.