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June 04, 2015

Illinois Civics Bill Heads to Governor's Desk

The Senate and House have both passed a bill that would require that Illinois high school students "successfully complete" a civics course to graduate.

May 29, 2015

Georgia Standards Revision May Add More Civics

Georgia is revising its science and social studies standards and the revamp will likely bring a stronger focus on civics.

May 22, 2015

Wisconsin Budget Recommendations Include Citizenship Test

Wisconsin lawmakers include a citizenship-test requirement for high school students in budget recommendations from their joint finance committee.

May 14, 2015

New Jersey Boy Wins National Geographic Bee

At a time when concerns abound about young people's lack of basic geography knowledge, we bring you some good news: Meet the winner of the National Geographic Bee.

May 11, 2015

How Would You Do on NAEP Social Studies Questions?

A week after the "nation's report card" showed no academic progress among 8th graders in U.S. history, civics, and geography, Education Week posts sample questions for readers to see how they would stack up.

April 30, 2015

Hispanic Students' Performance Seen as Bright Spot in NAEP

Experts weigh in on achievement growth among Hispanic students on 2014 NAEP tests in U.S. history, civics, and geography

April 29, 2015

Eighth Graders' Flatline on NAEP U.S. History, Civics, and Geography Tests

The latest results from "the Nation's Report Card" show no significant gains since 2010 in U.S. history, civics or geography among 8th graders.

April 16, 2015

Holocaust Remembrance in the Classroom

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.

April 08, 2015

NCLB Rewrite Expands Definition of 'Core Subjects,' Sparks Testing Outcry

The Senate draft adds writing, computer science, technology, music, and physical education to the list of "core academic subjects."

February 18, 2015

Proposal to Ban Advanced Placement U.S. History Moves Ahead in Oklahoma

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.'"

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