In Jefferson County, Colorado, a school board member who said the Advanced Placement U.S. History Curriculum was insufficiently patriotic lost her seat in a recall election.
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November 04, 2015
October 30, 2015
Tucson-area students will take the test, now required for high school graduation, while still in middle school.
October 23, 2015
The director of Harvard's Religious Literacy Project, Diane Moore, discusses teaching religion in public schools.
October 22, 2015
A Tennessee lawmaker's bill would prevent schools from teaching students about religious doctrine before 10th grade.
October 05, 2015
A Texas mother garnered attention on Facebook for posting a picture of her son's McGraw-Hill history textbook, which said the slave trade "brought millions of workers from Africa."
September 25, 2015
The stories of remarkable people who spoke up for human rights invigorate classrooms, according to educators.
September 17, 2015
A new coalition is promoting year-round constitutional literacy and civics education.
September 11, 2015
Illinois students are now required to take a civics course in order to graduate high school.
August 21, 2015
Some historians say that focusing on the content changes between the 2014 and 2015 AP U.S. History frameworks misses the larger point: Both documents are significantly better than what came before them.
July 31, 2015
Revisions respond to intense criticism last year that the framework emphasized negative aspects of American history.