The Senate and House have both passed a bill that would require that Illinois high school students "successfully complete" a civics course to graduate.
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June 04, 2015
May 29, 2015
Georgia is revising its science and social studies standards and the revamp will likely bring a stronger focus on civics.
May 22, 2015
Wisconsin lawmakers include a citizenship-test requirement for high school students in budget recommendations from their joint finance committee.
May 14, 2015
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
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
Experts weigh in on achievement growth among Hispanic students on 2014 NAEP tests in U.S. history, civics, and geography
April 29, 2015
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
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
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.'"