Schools are closed today in Verona, Va., and weekend athletic events canceled, after school district officials there have been fielding angry phone calls and emails over a classroom assignment that asked students to copy an Islamic statement of faith.
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December 18, 2015
November 20, 2015
Three girls in Nebraska created an online game aimed at helping their classmates learn more about civics.
November 19, 2015
The Texas board of education shot down a plan to have a panel of university experts vet textbooks for factual errors before they are adopted.
November 05, 2015
A group of students is advocating for the district to change its curriculum to include more diverse figures and topics.
November 04, 2015
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.
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.