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June 09, 2015

Connecticut Seeks to Strengthen Financial Literacy Offerings

Connecticut lawmakers want to add lessons on banking, investing, and personal finance to financial literacy classes.

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 15, 2015

Kansas Tries Softer Approach to Getting Financial Literacy in Schools

Kansas legislators and the state board of education are trying a new tactic to increase financial literacy courses in schools: Ask nicely.

April 17, 2015

Is Your State Ready to Adopt the Next Generation Science Standards?

The National Association of State Boards of Education has released a guide to help states decide whether they're ready to adopt and implement the new science standards.

April 09, 2015

West Virginia Amends Science Standards, Again, to Reflect Doubt on Climate Change

The ongoing feud in West Virginia over the Next Generation Science Standards has ended, for now, with a somewhat surprising decision to amend the standards to satisfy climate-change skeptics.

April 02, 2015

Utah to Require Citizenship Test for High School Graduation

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, a Republican, signed into law this week a bill that requires high school students to pass a U.S. citizenship test to graduate.

February 26, 2015

Arkansas Will Require High Schools to Offer Computer Science

Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a bill yesterday mandating that all public high schools in Arkansas offer computer science classes.

February 24, 2015

Georgia to Abandon Mandate on Teaching Integrated Math

Starting next school year, Georgia high schools will have the option to ditch "integrated math" and go back to the traditional Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II sequence that teachers there have said they prefer.

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