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January 03, 2014

Q&A: Teaching Reading, History, and Art With the Mississippi Blues

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.

November 21, 2013

Anniversary of J.F.K. Assassination Sparks Creative Responses From Teachers

This Friday, Nov. 22, marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Because Kennedy's life and death remain such a deep source of public fascination, many educators are viewing this as a significant teaching moment.

November 18, 2013

As Gettysburg Address Turns 150, Students Recite Lincoln's Words

Several initiatives nationwide are encouraging students, public figures, and other individuals to recite the 16th president's iconic speech, including an effort spearheaded by award-winning documentarian Ken Burns.

October 10, 2013

New Blueprint Outlines Steps to Improve Civic Education in Illinois

A new partnership released a blueprint to help Illinois schools build a sustainable civics curriculum and encourage civic engagement.

August 26, 2013

Minnesota Historical Society Offers New Resources for Educators

The Minnesota Historical Society has some new curricular offerings on tap to enhance student learning.

August 13, 2013

Tenn. Standards Win High Marks for Handling of Civil Rights Movement

Newly revised standards in Tennessee are winning strong praise for their coverage of the civil rights movement.

July 03, 2013

Battle of Gettysburg Anniversary Brings Opportunity to Learn

With the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg this week, a history teacher shares his experience, and advice, about teaching with historical sites.

May 28, 2013

Testing Rolled Back, Graduation Path Revised Under Texas Bill

Legislation headed to Texas Gov. Rick Perry's desk would reduce from 15 to five the number of end-of-course exams students must pass to graduate.

February 25, 2013

AP English, U.S. History Biggest Draw, Outpacing STEM, Data Show

English and U.S. history continue to be the most popular AP subjects, new data show, though participation in STEM disciplines continues to rise.

November 27, 2012

Dear Mr. President: Children Invited to Offer Obama Advice

Schools around the country are being encouraged to have their students write President Obama as he begins his second term.

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