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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.

February 04, 2011

What to Expect From the Revised AP U.S. History Program

The revised U.S. history program is expected to emphasize skills that enable students to "actively investigate historical events."

January 31, 2011

Revised AP Biology Course Coming, But U.S. History Delayed

Parts of the revised U.S. history curriculum seemed "vague," some teachers reportedly complained.

January 28, 2011

'National History Day' Lifts Achievement, Study Finds

An independent evaluation found that participants in National History Day not only saw higher test scores but also are better writers and more capable researchers.

January 03, 2011

Va. to Strengthen Textbook Review After Errors Identified

A recent review found a multitude of errors in history textbooks being used in some of Virginia's elementary classrooms.

December 21, 2010

Civil Rights Groups File Complaint Over Texas Standards

The groups claim that the new social studies standards are both historically inaccurate and discriminatory.

December 16, 2010

Karl Marx, Founding Father? Survey Shows Knowledge Gaps

Forty-two percent of adults identified a phrase popularized by the author of "The Communist Manifesto" as coming from one of America's founding documents.

December 03, 2010

After Backlash, N.C. Expands High School U.S. History Requirements

In face of earlier criticism, the final social studies standards require students to take two U.S. history courses covering all major periods.

November 09, 2010

Reading Roundup: How Much Are Students Really Learning?

Had enough talk about the election? Here are a few things to consider that have nothing to do with last week's events, all brought to you by teachers: • Revisit the question of whether social studies gets squeezed out of the curriculum by math and English language arts, since No Child Left Beh...

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