Today marks Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom Hashoah, an international commemoration of the millions of people, mostly Jews, who were persecuted and killed in Nazi Germany.
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April 16, 2015
April 08, 2015
The Senate draft adds writing, computer science, technology, music, and physical education to the list of "core academic subjects."
February 18, 2015
The bill from GOP Rep. Dan Fisher would ban the use of state funds on materials and activities related to AP U.S. History; Fisher said the course's framework "emphasizes 'what is bad about America.'"
February 05, 2015
Last week, Republican state Sen. William Ligon introduced a resolution calling on the College Board to return its previous course framework.
January 28, 2015
In commemoration, 25 teachers from across the U.S. and 10 other countries spent four days traveling through Poland, visiting museums and historical sites in Warsaw, Krakow, and Oswiecim.
January 16, 2015
Yesterday the Arizona legislature passed a bill that will require students to correctly answer 60 of 100 questions on the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization civics test in order to graduate from high school.
January 02, 2015
Criticism of the new movie offers teachers an opportunity to engage students in research and debate about its historical accuracy.
November 24, 2014
Ken Burns, who has directed and produced documentaries including 'The Civil War' series, addressed 1,000 social studies educators.
November 22, 2014
Jose Antonio Vargas, who outed himself as an undocumented immigrant, praised educators who are "allies" to undocumented students and unveiled a high school curriculum on immigration issues.
November 21, 2014
Nearly all of the social studies textbooks that were being considered by the Texas board of education have been sanctioned for use next school year.