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May 13, 2016

Teaching Reading Via Background Knowledge: Will ESSA Shift Tactics?

At a panel discussion in Washington, reading and policy experts came together to discuss how states can use their new flexibility under ESSA to begin to increase students' reading achievement.

May 04, 2016

Ethnic Studies Classes Gain Steam in Calif., Beyond

School districts in Oregon and California are introducing ethnic studies classes.

April 27, 2016

When It Comes to Financial Literacy Curricula, Buyer Beware

Teachers College professor Anand Marri argues that students and teachers need to take a big-picture view of economic and financial literacy.

April 25, 2016

Arizona Student Creates App for Citizenship Test

A 16-year-old Arizona student created an app to help students prepare for the state's newly required civics test. Students who use it are rewarded with sandwiches from McDonald's.

April 21, 2016

Students Help Holocaust Museum 'Citizen History' Project Dig Up Local News

Students and teachers are searching through local newspaper archives to discover how American newspapers reported on Nazi Germany.

April 15, 2016

'Hamilton' Musical Will Make Appearances in N.Y.C. Classrooms

New York City public schools will use a curriculum based on Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical about the Founding Father.

April 07, 2016

#DontEraseIndia Campaign: Curriculum Changes Would Hurt Hindu Students

The Hindu American Foundation says proposed changes to California's history framework erase or misrepresent India and Hinduism, but scholars contest that view.

April 05, 2016

Survey: Millennial Teachers More Interested in Financial Education

The new survey from PricewaterhouseCoopers also finds that many teachers feel they don't have the resources to teach financial literacy to students.

March 29, 2016

Students Vie for Office in Sandra Day O'Connor Video Game

iCivics releases video game that lets students run virtual presidential campaigns.

March 17, 2016

Bible Study in Public Schools Sought In New State Laws

Legislatures in Kentucky and Idaho are considering measures that would permit the Bible to be taught in schools.

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