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...
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September 15, 2010
September 01, 2010
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 officials decline offer by local "tea party" to provide free copies of the U.S. Constitution to students.
August 09, 2010
More than a hundred school districts are getting federal aid to promote the teaching of American history.
July 05, 2010
One-quarter of Americans, and even more young adults, do not the country from which the United States gained independence.
June 30, 2010
The newly revised social studies standards in Texas are now available online.
June 15, 2010
Secondary students from across the nation are competing this week in the finals of the National History Day contest.
June 08, 2010
The Texas state board of education will see some changes in membership next year that could affect its political balance.
June 08, 2010
The Ohio state board of education yesterday unanimously approved the common-core standards.
May 27, 2010
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.