Students in a small district near Los Angeles will soon be required to take an ethnic studies course in order to graduatea requirement some California legislators are hoping districts will adopt statewide.
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July 09, 2014
May 07, 2014
This is the last year the AP U.S. History exam will appear in its current formatfor 2014-15, the College Board is redesigning both the course and the exam.
January 03, 2014
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
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
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
A new partnership released a blueprint to help Illinois schools build a sustainable civics curriculum and encourage civic engagement.
August 26, 2013
The Minnesota Historical Society has some new curricular offerings on tap to enhance student learning.
August 13, 2013
Newly revised standards in Tennessee are winning strong praise for their coverage of the civil rights movement.
July 03, 2013
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
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.