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July 05, 2010

Independence From Whom? One-Quarter Don't Know

One-quarter of Americans, and even more young adults, do not the country from which the United States gained independence.

June 30, 2010

Hotly Debated Texas Standards Are (Finally) Online

The newly revised social studies standards in Texas are now available online.

June 15, 2010

History Thrives at National Competition

Secondary students from across the nation are competing this week in the finals of the National History Day contest.

June 08, 2010

Change Is Afoot for Polarized Texas School Board

The Texas state board of education will see some changes in membership next year that could affect its political balance.

June 08, 2010

Ohio Board Backs Common Standards

The Ohio state board of education yesterday unanimously approved the common-core standards.

May 27, 2010

Former Justice Says 'No Child' Law Undermines Civics Ed.

Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor suggests that the No Child Left Behind Act holds some blame for the weak knowledge of civics among young people.

May 25, 2010

Texans Must Study 'Free Enterprise System and Its Benefits'

Texas's standards require students to study the "free enterprise system and its benefits."

May 24, 2010

The Texas Social Studies Debate Is Over, or Is It?

The Texas state board of education has completed work on controversial new standards for social studies, but critics suggest this isn't the final word on the matter.

May 19, 2010

Texas Board Back for Last Round in Social Studies Debate

The Texas state board of education is expected to wrap up work on controversial new social studies standards this week.

May 13, 2010

Arizona Bans Ethnic Studies Classes

Arizona bans courses that promote "ethnic solidarity."

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