Rep. Tommy Benton has landed in hot water before for introducing resolutions defending Confederate memorials and downplaying the role of slavery in the Civil War.
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June 05, 2017
May 31, 2017
High school seniors and others who are less financially literate prove more reluctant to take college loans, and that could hurt their future earnings, a Vanderbilt University study finds.
May 24, 2017
The second-ever international assessment for financial literacy finds U.S. students are about average.
May 22, 2017
Already suffering from the threatened budget cuts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, which helps fund a variety of educational programs for teachers, faces another blow: the resignation of its chairman.
May 11, 2017
More states are planning to require high schoolers to pass the test people take in applying for U.S. citizenship before they graduate.
April 20, 2017
North Dakota is the latest state to make a push for integrating Native American or other ethnic studies into school curricula.
April 19, 2017
How can U.S. teachers approach teaching about the Syrian conflict and its implications?
March 22, 2017
School district officials say a change in map projection could foster a less Eurocentric approach to history.
February 23, 2017
Rather than teaching students about the underpinnings of American society, civics education in many places has veered into promoting liberal activism, panelists said at a recent American Enterprise Institute event.
February 09, 2017
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation's sixth annual study on the topic finds a growing share of students support First Amendment rights.