Revisions respond to intense criticism last year that the framework emphasized negative aspects of American history.
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July 31, 2015
July 01, 2015
It's Independence Day. I've compiled a list of lessons to download and take to your picnic.
June 18, 2015
The National History Day competition showcases hundreds of student history projects. It runs through Thursday. We take you inside the competition.
June 12, 2015
We compiled some educational resources to help you mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta, the document that became the basis for the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.
June 05, 2015
National Association of Scholars publishes an "open letter" criticizing the revamp of the Advanced Placement U. S. History framework.
June 04, 2015
The Senate and House have both passed a bill that would require that Illinois high school students "successfully complete" a civics course to graduate.
May 29, 2015
Georgia is revising its science and social studies standards and the revamp will likely bring a stronger focus on civics.
May 22, 2015
Wisconsin lawmakers include a citizenship-test requirement for high school students in budget recommendations from their joint finance committee.
May 14, 2015
At a time when concerns abound about young people's lack of basic geography knowledge, we bring you some good news: Meet the winner of the National Geographic Bee.
May 11, 2015
A week after the "nation's report card" showed no academic progress among 8th graders in U.S. history, civics, and geography, Education Week posts sample questions for readers to see how they would stack up.