President Obama has threatened to veto the bill as approved on a largely party-line vote in the House.
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February 22, 2011
February 18, 2011
Recent EdWeek posts on a variety of curriculum-related topics.
February 09, 2011
Famed poet Nikki Giovanni reflects on her wanderings through the academic disciplines, and thanks her English teacher for the sheer freedom of reading that led her to find her place.
February 04, 2011
The revised U.S. history program is expected to emphasize skills that enable students to "actively investigate historical events."
January 31, 2011
Parts of the revised U.S. history curriculum seemed "vague," some teachers reportedly complained.
January 28, 2011
An independent evaluation found that participants in National History Day not only saw higher test scores but also are better writers and more capable researchers.
January 03, 2011
A recent review found a multitude of errors in history textbooks being used in some of Virginia's elementary classrooms.
December 21, 2010
The groups claim that the new social studies standards are both historically inaccurate and discriminatory.
December 16, 2010
Forty-two percent of adults identified a phrase popularized by the author of "The Communist Manifesto" as coming from one of America's founding documents.
December 03, 2010
In face of earlier criticism, the final social studies standards require students to take two U.S. history courses covering all major periods.