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November 16, 2017

What Does a Civic-Ready Student Look Like? Nebraska Leaders Forge a Definition

The state is crafting a definition that includes civic knowledge, skills, actions, and dispositions.

November 13, 2017

Texas Rejects Mexican-American Textbook But Will Consider Elective Course (Again)

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

Illinois Lawmakers Poised to Mandate Cursive Lessons in Schools

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.

October 31, 2017

Race, Ethnic Studies Will Be a Graduation Requirement in Conn. District

Beginning in the 2021-2022 school year, Bridgeport high school students will be required to take a course in African American Studies, Latin American Studies or Perspectives on Race to earn a diploma.

October 27, 2017

California to Create High School Diploma Seal for Civics

California is among the first states to create a diploma seal recognizing graduates' civic knowledge and engagement.

October 10, 2017

'Open' Curricula Offerings Expand to Social Studies

The Core Knowledge Foundation has unveiled a free, downloadable social studies curriculum in grades 3-5.

October 09, 2017

Columbus Day: Commemorating a Holiday in Flux

Check out past Education Week coverage of Columbus Day and the debate around it.

October 05, 2017

California Panel Adopts History Textbooks With LGBT-Inclusive Themes

The state's Instructional Quality Commission approved 10 textbooks and rejected two others.

September 27, 2017

How Teachers Are Addressing the 'Take the Knee' Controversy in Class

Teachers offer ideas about how to discuss the "take the knee" controversy in classes, including English and government, as well as how to deal with challenges.

September 21, 2017

A Call to Arms for Civics Education

A new report ties falling rates of civic engagement in the U.S. to not enough federal and state attention on civics education.

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