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March 17, 2011

History Getting Pushed Aside in Some Schools in England

And yet, student achievement in history was deemed "good or outstanding" in the majority of schools examined, according to the report by a government watchdog.

March 16, 2011

GOP Lawmakers Criticize Texas Social Studies Standards

Three influential Republicans in the Texas legislature are criticizing recently revised state standards for social studies, raising the specter that the standards could be revisited.

February 22, 2011

House OKs Cuts to Array of Ed. Programs, From Literacy to Teaching STEM

President Obama has threatened to veto the bill as approved on a largely party-line vote in the House.

February 18, 2011

Friday Reading Roundup

Recent EdWeek posts on a variety of curriculum-related topics.

February 09, 2011

Thanking a Teacher

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

What to Expect From the Revised AP U.S. History Program

The revised U.S. history program is expected to emphasize skills that enable students to "actively investigate historical events."

January 31, 2011

Revised AP Biology Course Coming, But U.S. History Delayed

Parts of the revised U.S. history curriculum seemed "vague," some teachers reportedly complained.

January 28, 2011

'National History Day' Lifts Achievement, Study Finds

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

Va. to Strengthen Textbook Review After Errors Identified

A recent review found a multitude of errors in history textbooks being used in some of Virginia's elementary classrooms.

December 21, 2010

Civil Rights Groups File Complaint Over Texas Standards

The groups claim that the new social studies standards are both historically inaccurate and discriminatory.

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