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September 15, 2010

Obama to Students: Work Hard, Take Pride in Differences

You've probably heard about Obama's back to school speech (transcript here, video here, our PK-12 blog post here). Steering clear of the controversy sparked by last year's speech, he urged students to dream big and write their own destinies, no matter how difficult their current circumstances may be...

September 01, 2010

Lawmakers Seek to Keep Texas Content Out of Calif. Textbooks

The California legislature has approved a plan intended to prevent controversial new social studies standards in Texas from reaching Golden State classrooms.

August 19, 2010

School District Turns Down Tea Party Offer of Free Copies of Constitution

School officials decline offer by local "tea party" to provide free copies of the U.S. Constitution to students.

August 09, 2010

Ed. Dept. Unveils New Round of Teaching U.S. History Grants

More than a hundred school districts are getting federal aid to promote the teaching of American history.

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.

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