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December 18, 2009

Essay Contest on the Civil Rights Movement

Six education organizations, including the National Education Association and American Federation of Teachers, have created a partnership to support teachers in bringing African-American history to life for their students.

December 03, 2009

The American Revolution: Flunking the Test

Americans think that knowing about the American Revolution is important. Unfortunately, most of us don't know the answers to basic questions about it.

December 01, 2009

Resource: A Heads-Up on American History Grant Process

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is telling school district officials they should be poised to apply for federal grants to support the teaching of American history in their schools.

November 30, 2009

African-American Studies: Separate, Unequal?

African-American history needs to be blended into the curriculum, not taught in isolation, through one-time events, a state-funded task force in Florida argues.

November 30, 2009

Historical Figures in the Texas Social Studies Standards

The Texas Education Agency has produced a document that shows which historical figures are being recommended for deletion from the Texas social studies standards and which are being recommended for addition.

November 25, 2009

An Advocate of Civics Education Weighs in on Federal Audit

An advocate of civic education in K-12 schools expresses concern that an unfavorable federal audit of spending by the Center for Civic Education could reduce the amount of federal funding for civic programs.

November 24, 2009

Federal Audit Finds Problems with Civic Education Program

An audit has drawn attention to some problems in the two grant programs of the Center for Civic Education.

November 17, 2009

A Market for Math Teachers (But Hardly Anybody Else)

Math teachers are in demand, despite the woeful economy, a report says.

November 10, 2009

History as a Video Game

A new video game called "Conspiracy Code," challenges students to stop a menacing organization from rewriting history.

October 16, 2009

Coming Next for Common Standards: Science and Social Studies?

Tentative plans are in the works to establish common standards in other subjects, once reading and math are complete.

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