The authors call for a revitalization of civic education to better prepare young people to become active and engaged citizens and ensure a vibrant democratic society.
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November 26, 2013
September 23, 2013
A new collaboration between the American Battle Monuments Commission, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Virginia Tech is creating a teacher-scholar program to help build an innovative and engaging WWI history curriculum.
September 17, 2013
A three-year project to write common social-studies standards results in a framework to guide states as they revise their own standards.
June 18, 2013
A new report recommends that the nation take 12 key steps to ensure that humanities and social sciences maintain an important place in American classrooms.
June 07, 2013
The Council of the Chief State School Officers cites the need to focus its energy on helping states implement common standards in mathematics and English/language arts.
April 24, 2013
A new brief from the Education Commission of the States outlines best practices in civics instruction, such as focusing on controversial issues that students find relevant to their lives.
November 19, 2012
States and professional organizations are creating a document intended to help states that wish to redesign their own standards in that subject.
October 18, 2012
Developers from more than 20 states and 15 social-studies groups worked together to shape guidance for instruction.
July 05, 2012
Amid concern that funding to promote academic disciplines beyond reading, mathematics, and science is getting squeezed out of the federal budget, more than two dozen education organizations are banding together in a new coalition to more effectively make their case to policymakers. Members of the n...
May 25, 2012
Massachusetts plans to require high school seniors to pass a test in U.S. history to graduate, and Maryland approves a law to reinstate passage of a test in U.S. government.