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.
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March 17, 2011
March 16, 2011
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
President Obama has threatened to veto the bill as approved on a largely party-line vote in the House.
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.