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October 10, 2013

New Blueprint Outlines Steps to Improve Civic Education in Illinois

A new partnership released a blueprint to help Illinois schools build a sustainable civics curriculum and encourage civic engagement.

August 26, 2013

Minnesota Historical Society Offers New Resources for Educators

The Minnesota Historical Society has some new curricular offerings on tap to enhance student learning.

August 13, 2013

Tenn. Standards Win High Marks for Handling of Civil Rights Movement

Newly revised standards in Tennessee are winning strong praise for their coverage of the civil rights movement.

July 03, 2013

Battle of Gettysburg Anniversary Brings Opportunity to Learn

With the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg this week, a history teacher shares his experience, and advice, about teaching with historical sites.

May 28, 2013

Testing Rolled Back, Graduation Path Revised Under Texas Bill

Legislation headed to Texas Gov. Rick Perry's desk would reduce from 15 to five the number of end-of-course exams students must pass to graduate.

February 25, 2013

AP English, U.S. History Biggest Draw, Outpacing STEM, Data Show

English and U.S. history continue to be the most popular AP subjects, new data show, though participation in STEM disciplines continues to rise.

November 27, 2012

Dear Mr. President: Children Invited to Offer Obama Advice

Schools around the country are being encouraged to have their students write President Obama as he begins his second term.

October 04, 2012

Revised AP Physics, U.S. History Coming Soon

The College Board has redesigned AP programs for U.S. history and physics, reducing the amount of content coverage to allow more time for studying key concepts.

August 30, 2012

Chicago District Pilots Initiative to Bolster Civic Learning

There's nothing like a presidential campaign to help generate interest among young people in civics and participatory democracy. And so the timing seems good for a new civic-learning initiative being rolled out this year in the Chicago school district, with support from several private foundations....

July 05, 2012

Coalition Seeks Federal Support for 'Comprehensive' Education

Amid concern that funding to promote academic disciplines beyond reading, mathematics, and science is getting squeezed out of the federal budget, more than two dozen education organizations are banding together in a new coalition to more effectively make their case to policymakers. Members of the n...

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