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July 01, 2016

Critic Claims AP European History Course Downplays Freedom, Faith

After an Advanced Placement European History curriculum revision, one critic suggests the new program doesn't focus enough on the United Kingdom.

June 29, 2016

Michigan, Rhode Island to Require Education About Genocide in Schools

The two states are the first in 20 years to add such a requirement.

June 23, 2016

California Bill Would Create First Statewide Ethnic Studies Template

Albuquerque expands its ethnic studies courses, and Los Angeles reintroduces a committee focused on the subject.

June 07, 2016

Thirteen States Now Require Grads to Pass Citizenship Test

Since Arizona added the citizenship-test requirement in 2015, 12 additional states have followed suit. The Joe Foss Institute is hoping to reach all 50 states.

May 24, 2016

Calif., Texas Debate Portrayal of Ethnic Groups in Curriculum

California and Texas are among the states negotiating how ethnic groups should be portrayed in textbooks.

May 13, 2016

Teaching Reading Via Background Knowledge: Will ESSA Shift Tactics?

At a panel discussion in Washington, reading and policy experts came together to discuss how states can use their new flexibility under ESSA to begin to increase students' reading achievement.

May 04, 2016

Ethnic Studies Classes Gain Steam in Calif., Beyond

School districts in Oregon and California are introducing ethnic studies classes.

April 27, 2016

When It Comes to Financial Literacy Curricula, Buyer Beware

Teachers College professor Anand Marri argues that students and teachers need to take a big-picture view of economic and financial literacy.

April 25, 2016

Arizona Student Creates App for Citizenship Test

A 16-year-old Arizona student created an app to help students prepare for the state's newly required civics test. Students who use it are rewarded with sandwiches from McDonald's.

April 21, 2016

Students Help Holocaust Museum 'Citizen History' Project Dig Up Local News

Students and teachers are searching through local newspaper archives to discover how American newspapers reported on Nazi Germany.

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