The new AP U.S. History standards have brought up old conversations about the politics and purpose of history education.
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October 08, 2014
September 25, 2014
Hundreds of students stage a walkout in protest of a Colorado district school board's plan to change its history curriculum to one that portrays the United States in a better light.
September 25, 2014
Hundreds of students walk out of school in protest of a Colorado district school board's plan to change its history curriculum to something that portrays the United States in a better light.
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 08, 2014
The philanthropist has invested $10 million to bring a new approach to history instruction to high school classrooms, according to a recent feature in the New York Times Magazine.
September 04, 2014
The Concord Review, a journal of high school student history essays, makes a powerful argument for using student work in explaining academic standards.
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 11, 2014
The new framework "reflects a radically revisionist view of American history," the Republican National Committee stated in a resolution adopted on Aug. 8.