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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."

April 19, 2010

Historians Criticize Draft Texas Standards, Seek Delay in Vote

Hundreds of historians are criticizing the latest draft of social studies standards in Texas, and urging the board to delay a final vote on the package.

April 15, 2010

In Their Own Words: Revised Draft of Texas Standards Online

The latest draft of revised social studies standards for Texas is finally online.

April 09, 2010

Duncan: Well-Rounded Education a Necessity, Not a Luxury

In a speech this afternoon, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will highlight the importance of a "well-rounded" education.

April 05, 2010

Colorado to Host Summit on Student Financial Literacy

Colorado is hosting a summit this week on improving students' personal financial literacy.

April 05, 2010

Nevada District Removes History Textbooks, Seeks Refund

School officials in Elko County, Nev., are trying to get a refund for state history textbooks, amid concern with grammatical problems and complaints that the books are racist.

March 17, 2010

Florida Measure Would Mandate Civics Class and Test

Florida legislators are eyeing a measure to require a 7th grade civics course, and to impose a new high-stakes test in the subject.

March 15, 2010

Obama Aims to 'Renovate a Flawed Law'

President Obama's plan to revise the Elementary and Secondary Education Act could have some potentially significant implications for curriculum matters across the country.

March 12, 2010

Texas Board Tentatively OKs Social Studies Standards

The Texas board of education by a vote of 11-4 gave its preliminary approval to new social studies standards.

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