Iowa is among the states considering new social studies standards.
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October 14, 2016
October 11, 2016
The Evergreen State's new standards are based on a national model created the Council for Economic Education.
October 10, 2016
Students have led the charge for celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day in some cities and districts.
October 07, 2016
Proposed history standards in Tennessee have drawn fire from all directions for excluding Islam and omitting specific facts from the state's history.
September 27, 2016
A new curriculum called "Elections and Relationships" includes lessons on hot political topics—and on how to have a respectful conversation.
September 16, 2016
California's new law requires the state's education department to create a template for an ethnic studies curriculum.
September 10, 2016
Fifteen years after the attacks on September 11, most K-12 students have no personal memories of the event.
September 07, 2016
A Mexican-American studies textbook proposed for use in Texas schools is being criticized for its characterizations of Mexican workers.
September 06, 2016
A Cobb County teacher's lesson on slavery is the latest to draw national attention to the question of how this piece of history should be taught.
August 25, 2016
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.