Yesterday the Arizona legislature passed a bill that will require students to correctly answer 60 of 100 questions on the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization civics test in order to graduate from high school.
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January 16, 2015
January 09, 2015
A bill introduced in the South Carolina House would require that all public elementary, middle, and high schools provide instruction on the Second Amendment for at least three consecutive weeks each school year.
January 07, 2015
Last month, West Virginia joined 12 states and the District of Columbia in adopting the Next Generation Science Standardsbut not without first making a few tweaks to the standards' language about global warming.
November 21, 2014
Nearly all of the social studies textbooks that were being considered by the Texas board of education have been sanctioned for use next school year.
November 20, 2014
The Texas state board of education did not grant preliminary approval for the series of social studies textbooks it was considering, which both liberal and conservative groups have alleged contain distortions.
November 13, 2014
Just because a state has a law requiring arts instruction doesn't mean students are actually getting it, said a group of arts education experts.
October 16, 2014
The Center for American Progress released a report looking at how much time students spend taking state- and district-required tests.
October 15, 2014
State school chiefs and urban district leaders committed to eliminating redundant tests, but they also made clear that they will not back away from annual standardized testing.
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.
August 26, 2014
The Kentucky education commissioner blasted the U.S. Department of Education in a recent blog post for rejecting his state's request for a one-year waiver on science assessments.