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April 07, 2011

Government Shutdown Could Spoil School Field Trips

The closure of the federal government may well coincide with the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War.

April 05, 2011

House GOP Seeks to Cut Aid for History Ed. in Budget Bill

The $119 million program could be a casualty of the push to cut federal spending.

March 24, 2011

Virginia Votes to Revamp Textbook Approvals

The action comes after officials discovered an array of errors and other problems with elementary-level history books.

March 24, 2011

Civil War Trust Unveils Curriculum Pegged to Conflict's Anniversary

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

Civil War Anniversary Spurs Educational Activities

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

History Getting Pushed Aside in Some Schools in England

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

GOP Lawmakers Criticize Texas Social Studies Standards

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

House OKs Cuts to Array of Ed. Programs, From Literacy to Teaching STEM

President Obama has threatened to veto the bill as approved on a largely party-line vote in the House.

February 18, 2011

Friday Reading Roundup

Recent EdWeek posts on a variety of curriculum-related topics.

February 09, 2011

Thanking a Teacher

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.

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