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November 24, 2014

Filmmaker Ken Burns Talks Civics and Taking Deep Dives Into History

Ken Burns, who has directed and produced documentaries including 'The Civil War' series, addressed 1,000 social studies educators.

November 22, 2014

Undocumented Journalist Brings Immigration Issues to the Classroom

Jose Antonio Vargas, who outed himself as an undocumented immigrant, praised educators who are "allies" to undocumented students and unveiled a high school curriculum on immigration issues.

November 21, 2014

Majority of Texas Social Studies Textbooks Approved Despite Controversy

Nearly all of the social studies textbooks that were being considered by the Texas board of education have been sanctioned for use next school year.

November 21, 2014

Social Studies Group Releases Exemplar Lessons

NCSS released a new book with exemplar social studies lessons designed by 15 curriculum partners, including the Library of Congress, and National Geographic.

November 04, 2014

Retired Educator Donates 800 School Artifacts to National Museum

A former principal who has been gathering school artifacts dating back to the 1700s is giving most of his collection to the National Museum of American History, part of the Smithsonian Institution.

October 21, 2014

New York State Approves Career-Focused Graduation Pathways

Students in New York state will soon have the option to replace one of the history exams now required for graduation with a career-focused art or science exam.

September 25, 2014

Colorado Students Protest School Board's History Proposal

Hundreds of students stage a walkout in protest of a Colorado district school board's plan to change its history curriculum to one that portrays the United States in a better light.

September 17, 2014

Texas Board Members Wary of Changes to AP History Program

The Texas state board of education is considering requiring Advanced Placement U.S. History courses to follow the state curriculum rather than the framework laid out by the test developers, reports the Associated Press.

September 16, 2014

New York May Ease Test Requirements for Graduation

The state Board of Regents considers letting students swap one of the social studies exams for a test in career-technical education or the arts.

September 11, 2014

Review Finds 'Distortions,' Biases in Texas Textbooks

New social studies textbooks under consideration by the Texas board of education include "serious distortions of history and contemporary issues," according to a watchdog group's recent review.

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