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July 09, 2014

California District Adopts Ethnic-Studies Requirement

Students in a small district near Los Angeles will soon be required to take an ethnic studies course in order to graduate—a requirement some California legislators are hoping districts will adopt statewide.

May 07, 2014

Advanced Placement U.S. History to Undergo Changes

This is the last year the AP U.S. History exam will appear in its current format—for 2014-15, the College Board is redesigning both the course and the exam.

January 03, 2014

Q&A: Teaching Reading, History, and Art With the Mississippi Blues

In this interview, Mark Malone, a music professor at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Miss., discusses the curriculum he wrote that centers on the blues.

November 21, 2013

Anniversary of J.F.K. Assassination Sparks Creative Responses From Teachers

This Friday, Nov. 22, marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Because Kennedy's life and death remain such a deep source of public fascination, many educators are viewing this as a significant teaching moment.

November 18, 2013

As Gettysburg Address Turns 150, Students Recite Lincoln's Words

Several initiatives nationwide are encouraging students, public figures, and other individuals to recite the 16th president's iconic speech, including an effort spearheaded by award-winning documentarian Ken Burns.

October 10, 2013

New Blueprint Outlines Steps to Improve Civic Education in Illinois

A new partnership released a blueprint to help Illinois schools build a sustainable civics curriculum and encourage civic engagement.

August 26, 2013

Minnesota Historical Society Offers New Resources for Educators

The Minnesota Historical Society has some new curricular offerings on tap to enhance student learning.

August 13, 2013

Tenn. Standards Win High Marks for Handling of Civil Rights Movement

Newly revised standards in Tennessee are winning strong praise for their coverage of the civil rights movement.

July 03, 2013

Battle of Gettysburg Anniversary Brings Opportunity to Learn

With the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg this week, a history teacher shares his experience, and advice, about teaching with historical sites.

May 28, 2013

Testing Rolled Back, Graduation Path Revised Under Texas Bill

Legislation headed to Texas Gov. Rick Perry's desk would reduce from 15 to five the number of end-of-course exams students must pass to graduate.

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