The state Board of Regents considers letting students swap one of the social studies exams for a test in career-technical education or the arts.
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September 16, 2014
September 11, 2014
New social studies textbooks under consideration by the Texas board of education include "serious distortions of history and contemporary issues," according to a watchdog group's recent review.
September 08, 2014
The philanthropist has invested $10 million to bring a new approach to history instruction to high school classrooms, according to a recent feature in the New York Times Magazine.
August 20, 2014
Revisions in the U.S. history framework have led to a reduction in multiple-choice items and the addition of a short-answer section.
August 18, 2014
The authors of the new AP U.S. History framework say that they were following the urgings of high school history teachers to design a course that would facilitate a more in-depth exploration of American history.
August 11, 2014
The College Board releases a full-length sample of its AP U.S. history test in response to criticism that it presents a negative view of American history.
August 11, 2014
The GOP blasts the College Board's new framework as "radically revisionist" and calls for a year's delay in using it.
July 09, 2014
Students in a small district near Los Angeles will soon be required to take an ethnic studies course in order to graduatea requirement some California legislators are hoping districts will adopt statewide.
May 07, 2014
This is the last year the AP U.S. History exam will appear in its current formatfor 2014-15, the College Board is redesigning both the course and the exam.
January 03, 2014
In this interview, Mark Malone, a music professor at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Miss., discusses the curriculum he wrote that centers on the blues.