Illinois students are now required to take a civics course in order to graduate high school.
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September 11, 2015
August 21, 2015
Some historians say that focusing on the content changes between the 2014 and 2015 AP U.S. History frameworks misses the larger point: Both documents are significantly better than what came before them.
July 31, 2015
Revisions respond to intense criticism last year that the framework emphasized negative aspects of American history.
July 01, 2015
It's Independence Day. I've compiled a list of lessons to download and take to your picnic.
June 18, 2015
The National History Day competition showcases hundreds of student history projects. It runs through Thursday. We take you inside the competition.
June 12, 2015
We compiled some educational resources to help you mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta, the document that became the basis for the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.
June 05, 2015
National Association of Scholars publishes an "open letter" criticizing the revamp of the Advanced Placement U. S. History framework.
June 04, 2015
The Senate and House have both passed a bill that would require that Illinois high school students "successfully complete" a civics course to graduate.
May 29, 2015
Georgia is revising its science and social studies standards and the revamp will likely bring a stronger focus on civics.
May 22, 2015
Wisconsin lawmakers include a citizenship-test requirement for high school students in budget recommendations from their joint finance committee.