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May 02, 2012

What Should High School Students Know About the Federal Budget?

Teachers College has created a high school curriculum on the federal budget, arguing that young people should understand the process in order to informed, engaged citizens.

March 21, 2012

Making Room for History, Science, Art in the Common-Core Era

At a panel discussion last week, experts argued for giving ample classroom time and attention to history, science, and the arts.

March 13, 2012

New Guidelines Aim to Improve Teaching of Civil Rights History

The guidelines follow the release last year of a report saying a majority of states deserved an F for their standards on teaching civil rights history.

February 15, 2012

Girls Like Biology, Boys Like Physics? AP Data Hint at Preferences

New AP data shed light on gender preferences across subject areas.

February 10, 2012

Trends in AP Test-Taking: Bonjour Geography, Adieu French

Question: What do geography, Chinese language and culture, computer science, world history, and environmental science have in common? Answer: They're apparently becoming a lot more popular subjects in high school, at least based on one national measure. Participation in Advanced Placement tests in...

January 25, 2012

Va. Senate Votes to End Science, History Testing for 3rd Graders

The Virginia Senate delivered a bipartisan vote in favor of a bill that would end required state testing of 3rd graders in science and history.

January 09, 2012

Math Problems Using Slavery Upset Families in Georgia School

One question on a math worksheet asked: 'If Frederick got two beatings per day, how many beatings did he get in one week?"

December 22, 2011

Will NCLB Waivers Reverse Narrowing of the Curriculum?

Some states seeking federal waivers under No Child Left Behind would add assessments in other subjects to make accountability decisions.

December 08, 2011

Most Teachers See the Curriculum Narrowing, Survey Finds

Two-thirds of public school teachers say the intensive focus on English and math is crowding other subjects out of the classroom.

September 29, 2011

STEM Ed. Among Cuts Sought in Draft House Budget Plan

The draft plan from House Republicans would eliminate federal funding for a variety of education programs, including support for STEM education, arts education, and teaching U.S. history.

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