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August 25, 2015

South Dakota Board Approves New Social Studies Standards

South Dakota lawmakers had required that the state not adopt any standards developed by a multi-state consortia.

August 21, 2015

Fight Over Politics in AP U.S. History Guide Misses the Point, Historians Say

Some historians say that focusing on the content changes between the 2014 and 2015 AP U.S. History frameworks misses the larger point: Both documents are significantly better than what came before them.

July 31, 2015

College Board Releases Revised AP U.S. History Framework

Revisions respond to intense criticism last year that the framework emphasized negative aspects of American history.

June 18, 2015

Students Reunite With Holocaust Survivor at National History Day Competition

The National History Day competition showcases hundreds of student history projects. It runs through Thursday. We take you inside the competition.

June 12, 2015

Happy 800th Birthday to the Magna Carta

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

Group Publishes 'Open Letter' Opposing AP History Framework

National Association of Scholars publishes an "open letter" criticizing the revamp of the Advanced Placement U. S. History framework.

June 04, 2015

Illinois Civics Bill Heads to Governor's Desk

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 Standards Revision May Add More Civics

Georgia is revising its science and social studies standards and the revamp will likely bring a stronger focus on civics.

May 22, 2015

Wisconsin Budget Recommendations Include Citizenship Test

Wisconsin lawmakers include a citizenship-test requirement for high school students in budget recommendations from their joint finance committee.

May 11, 2015

How Would You Do on NAEP Social Studies Questions?

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.

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