The 32-year-old event encourages the reading of books that have been challenged or banned from bookstores and libraries.
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September 23, 2014
September 17, 2014
The Texas state board of education is considering requiring Advanced Placement U.S. History courses to follow the state curriculum rather than the framework laid out by the test developers, reports the Associated Press.
September 11, 2014
New social studies textbooks under consideration by the Texas board of education include "serious distortions of history and contemporary issues," according to a watchdog group's recent review.
September 05, 2014
Teachers can apply for grants from the American Federation of Teachers to improve the Common Core State Standards.
August 28, 2014
A California science teacher has created visual representations that clarify the Next Generation Science Standards' cross-cutting concepts and remind students to connect big ideas in science.
August 22, 2014
A researcher and education professor at Michigan State University laid out his take on four major problems with how the common-core math standards are being implemented.
August 20, 2014
Revisions in the U.S. history framework have led to a reduction in multiple-choice items and the addition of a short-answer section.
August 18, 2014
The authors of the new AP U.S. History framework say that they were following the urgings of high school history teachers to design a course that would facilitate a more in-depth exploration of American history.
August 06, 2014
A new organization is wading into the (very choppy) waters of judging whether major textbooks and other classroom materials are common-core aligned.
July 10, 2014
The new schools chancellor in New York City is advocating teachers use the once-mandated citywide but since questioned (discredited, by some accounts) approach to reading instruction known as "balanced literacy."