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.
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October 21, 2014
September 25, 2014
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
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
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
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.
September 08, 2014
The philanthropist has invested $10 million to bring a new approach to history instruction to high school classrooms, according to a recent feature in the New York Times Magazine.
August 20, 2014
Revisions in the U.S. history framework have led to a reduction in multiple-choice items and the addition of a short-answer section.
August 18, 2014
The authors of the new AP U.S. History framework say that they were following the urgings of high school history teachers to design a course that would facilitate a more in-depth exploration of American history.
August 11, 2014
The College Board releases a full-length sample of its AP U.S. history test in response to criticism that it presents a negative view of American history.
August 11, 2014
The GOP blasts the College Board's new framework as "radically revisionist" and calls for a year's delay in using it.