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August 25, 2016

Senator: Why Teach History When You Can Show Ken Burns Documentaries?

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., is apparently a fan of Ken Burns' documentary "The Civil War" and thinks they can do the job typically done by teachers.

August 24, 2016

In Tennessee, Confusion Over 'Loopholes' in Civics Testing Law

Tennessee was part of a growing number of states that planned to require high school students to pass a civics test, but the law that actually passed looks different.

July 15, 2016

California Becomes First State With LGBTQ History Guidelines

California is taking steps to implement a 2011 law that required the teaching of LGBTQ history.

July 12, 2016

Tips for Talking About Police Violence, Race, and Racism in the Classroom

How can teachers address two recent high-profile police shootings and the death of five Dallas police officers in the classroom? Here are some resources.

July 08, 2016

Elie Wiesel's Memory Lives On in English Classrooms Through 'Night'

Wiesel, who died at age 87, wrote dozens of books, the first and perhaps most influential of which was Night, a Holocaust memoir that's taught in middle and high school classrooms around the world.

July 01, 2016

Critic Claims AP European History Course Downplays Freedom, Faith

After an Advanced Placement European History curriculum revision, one critic suggests the new program doesn't focus enough on the United Kingdom.

June 29, 2016

Michigan, Rhode Island to Require Education About Genocide in Schools

The two states are the first in 20 years to add such a requirement.

June 23, 2016

California Bill Would Create First Statewide Ethnic Studies Template

Albuquerque expands its ethnic studies courses, and Los Angeles reintroduces a committee focused on the subject.

June 07, 2016

Thirteen States Now Require Grads to Pass Citizenship Test

Since Arizona added the citizenship-test requirement in 2015, 12 additional states have followed suit. The Joe Foss Institute is hoping to reach all 50 states.

May 24, 2016

Calif., Texas Debate Portrayal of Ethnic Groups in Curriculum

California and Texas are among the states negotiating how ethnic groups should be portrayed in textbooks.

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