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October 20, 2016

Secretary King Emphasizes Civic Mission of Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education John King said that schools must do more to educate students about their role in a democracy.

October 14, 2016

New Standards in Iowa Would Include Critical Thinking, Financial Literacy

Iowa is among the states considering new social studies standards.

October 11, 2016

Financial Literacy Standards Added to Washington State's K-12 Curriculum

The Evergreen State's new standards are based on a national model created the Council for Economic Education.

October 10, 2016

More Schools Replace Columbus Day With Indigenous Peoples Day

Students have led the charge for celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day in some cities and districts.

October 07, 2016

Tennessee Standards Draw Concerns About State History, Religion

Proposed history standards in Tennessee have drawn fire from all directions for excluding Islam and omitting specific facts from the state's history.

September 27, 2016

Teaching the Art of Conversation During a Divisive Election Year

A new curriculum called "Elections and Relationships" includes lessons on hot political topics—and on how to have a respectful conversation.

September 16, 2016

California Governor Signs Law to Create First State Ethnic Studies Curriculum

California's new law requires the state's education department to create a template for an ethnic studies curriculum.

September 10, 2016

15 Years After 9/11 Attacks, Classroom Approaches to Topic Take Many Forms

Fifteen years after the attacks on September 11, most K-12 students have no personal memories of the event.

September 07, 2016

Critics Call for Texas Board to Reject Mexican-American Studies Textbook

A Mexican-American studies textbook proposed for use in Texas schools is being criticized for its characterizations of Mexican workers.

September 06, 2016

Georgia Teacher Defends Controversial Lesson on Slavery

A Cobb County teacher's lesson on slavery is the latest to draw national attention to the question of how this piece of history should be taught.

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