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May 24, 2017

Higher-Income Teenagers Are More Financially Literate, Global Test Finds

The second-ever international assessment for financial literacy finds U.S. students are about average.

May 22, 2017

National Endowment for the Humanities Director Resigns

Already suffering from the threatened budget cuts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, which helps fund a variety of educational programs for teachers, faces another blow: the resignation of its chairman.

May 11, 2017

Texas Latest State to Consider Requiring High School Civics Test

More states are planning to require high schoolers to pass the test people take in applying for U.S. citizenship before they graduate.

April 20, 2017

North Dakota Introduces Native American History

North Dakota is the latest state to make a push for integrating Native American or other ethnic studies into school curricula.

April 19, 2017

What Students Should Know About Syria

How can U.S. teachers approach teaching about the Syrian conflict and its implications?

March 22, 2017

With New Maps, Boston Aims for Shift Away from Eurocentrism

School district officials say a change in map projection could foster a less Eurocentric approach to history.

February 23, 2017

Drawing a Line Between Civics Education and Activism

Rather than teaching students about the underpinnings of American society, civics education in many places has veered into promoting liberal activism, panelists said at a recent American Enterprise Institute event.

February 09, 2017

More High School Students Support First Amendment Freedoms

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation's sixth annual study on the topic finds a growing share of students support First Amendment rights.

January 20, 2017

California Lawmaker Wants Students to Learn About Russian Hacking

A Democratic Assemblyman is introducing a bill that calls for the state to teach students about Russia interfering with the 2016 presidential election.

January 17, 2017

Media Literacy May Become Part of Curriculum in California

California lawmakers are seeking to address concerns about how students and teachers are navigating online news by asking the state education department to provide resources.

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