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September 16, 2016

California Governor Signs Law to Create First State Ethnic Studies Curriculum

California's new law requires the state's education department to create a template for an ethnic studies curriculum.

September 10, 2016

15 Years After 9/11 Attacks, Classroom Approaches to Topic Take Many Forms

Fifteen years after the attacks on September 11, most K-12 students have no personal memories of the event.

September 07, 2016

Critics Call for Texas Board to Reject Mexican-American Studies Textbook

A Mexican-American studies textbook proposed for use in Texas schools is being criticized for its characterizations of Mexican workers.

September 06, 2016

Georgia Teacher Defends Controversial Lesson on Slavery

A Cobb County teacher's lesson on slavery is the latest to draw national attention to the question of how this piece of history should be taught.

August 25, 2016

Senator: Why Teach History When You Can Show Ken Burns Documentaries?

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., is apparently a fan of Ken Burns' documentary "The Civil War" and thinks they can do the job typically done by teachers.

August 24, 2016

In Tennessee, Confusion Over 'Loopholes' in Civics Testing Law

Tennessee was part of a growing number of states that planned to require high school students to pass a civics test, but the law that actually passed looks different.

July 15, 2016

California Becomes First State With LGBTQ History Guidelines

California is taking steps to implement a 2011 law that required the teaching of LGBTQ history.

July 12, 2016

Tips for Talking About Police Violence, Race, and Racism in the Classroom

How can teachers address two recent high-profile police shootings and the death of five Dallas police officers in the classroom? Here are some resources.

July 08, 2016

Elie Wiesel's Memory Lives On in English Classrooms Through 'Night'

Wiesel, who died at age 87, wrote dozens of books, the first and perhaps most influential of which was Night, a Holocaust memoir that's taught in middle and high school classrooms around the world.

July 01, 2016

Critic Claims AP European History Course Downplays Freedom, Faith

After an Advanced Placement European History curriculum revision, one critic suggests the new program doesn't focus enough on the United Kingdom.

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