There's nothing like a presidential campaign to help generate interest among young people in civics and participatory democracy. And so the timing seems good for a new civic-learning initiative being rolled out this year in the Chicago school district, with support from several private foundations....
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August 30, 2012
July 05, 2012
Amid concern that funding to promote academic disciplines beyond reading, mathematics, and science is getting squeezed out of the federal budget, more than two dozen education organizations are banding together in a new coalition to more effectively make their case to policymakers. Members of the n...
June 19, 2012
A website helps students track the child slave labor used to produce things they own.
May 02, 2012
Teachers College has created a high school curriculum on the federal budget, arguing that young people should understand the process in order to informed, engaged citizens.
March 21, 2012
At a panel discussion last week, experts argued for giving ample classroom time and attention to history, science, and the arts.
March 13, 2012
The guidelines follow the release last year of a report saying a majority of states deserved an F for their standards on teaching civil rights history.
February 15, 2012
New AP data shed light on gender preferences across subject areas.
February 09, 2012
Question: What do geography, Chinese language and culture, computer science, world history, and environmental science have in common? Answer: They're apparently becoming a lot more popular subjects in high school, at least based on one national measure. Participation in Advanced Placement tests in...
January 25, 2012
The Virginia Senate delivered a bipartisan vote in favor of a bill that would end required state testing of 3rd graders in science and history.
January 09, 2012
One question on a math worksheet asked: 'If Frederick got two beatings per day, how many beatings did he get in one week?"