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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.

September 14, 2017

Constitution Day: We the People Still Don't Know Much About the Constitution

Americans' grasp of even basic Constitutional knowledge is weak, prompting calls for redoubling civics education efforts.

September 08, 2017

Police Brutality Scandal the Focus of New Curriculum in Chicago

Chicago Public School students will learn the details of a police-brutality scandal that rocked the city between the 1970s and the early 1990s.

September 07, 2017

Millennial Voting Patterns Worried This H.S. Student. So He Wrote a Civics Textbook

A high school senior spent his summer putting together a civics textbook that includes the perspectives of politically active youths.

August 17, 2017

Using 'The Amazing Race' To Teach Geography

A university professor details how the TV program can be used to teach cultural geography education and gives tips for adapting it in high schools.

July 10, 2017

Did Arizona Ethnic-Studies Law Come With Discriminatory Intent?

A long-running case involving ethnic studies courses in Arizona is back in court this summer.

July 07, 2017

Should Students Be Taught How to Deal With Police?

New Jersey school districts may soon be required to teach K-12 students how to interact with police.

June 28, 2017

New Guidelines for Teaching Religion in Schools

The National Council on Social Studies has added a section about the academic study of religion to its College, Career, and Civic Life framework.

June 21, 2017

As Confederate Monuments Come Down, Teachers Wrestle With Class Discussion

Talking about the statues can open up rich conversations for students, but teachers need to be prepared.

June 13, 2017

Oregon Considers Ethnic Studies Standards

Oregon is the latest state to consider adding an ethnic studies curriculum.

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