The closure of the federal government may well coincide with the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War.
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April 07, 2011
April 05, 2011
The $119 million program could be a casualty of the push to cut federal spending.
March 24, 2011
The action comes after officials discovered an array of errors and other problems with elementary-level history books.
March 24, 2011
The new materials available for free from the Civil War Trust seek to promote critical-thinking skills, with an emphasis on primary sources, from letters and photographs to maps.
March 21, 2011
A host of activities pegged to the 150th anniversary of the Civil War are planned, including a student competition and a new feature from the National Park Service penned by a fictitious Civil War era correspondent.
March 17, 2011
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
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.