The Texas State Board of Education last week voted against a proposed Mexican-American textbook, but agreed to discuss in January the option of creating an elective course in Mexican-American studies instead.
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November 13, 2017
November 08, 2017
After Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a bill that would require Illinois schools to instruct students in cursive writing, the House voted to override his decision. Now the bill's fate is in the Senate's hands.
October 31, 2017
Beginning in the 2021-2022 school year, Bridgeport high school students will be required to take a course in African American Studies, Latin American Studies or Perspectives on Race to earn a diploma.
October 27, 2017
California is among the first states to create a diploma seal recognizing graduates' civic knowledge and engagement.
October 10, 2017
The Core Knowledge Foundation has unveiled a free, downloadable social studies curriculum in grades 3-5.
October 09, 2017
Check out past Education Week coverage of Columbus Day and the debate around it.
October 05, 2017
The state's Instructional Quality Commission approved 10 textbooks and rejected two others.
September 27, 2017
Teachers offer ideas about how to discuss the "take the knee" controversy in classes, including English and government, as well as how to deal with challenges.
September 21, 2017
A new report ties falling rates of civic engagement in the U.S. to not enough federal and state attention on civics education.
September 14, 2017
Americans' grasp of even basic Constitutional knowledge is weak, prompting calls for redoubling civics education efforts.