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September 17, 2014

Texas Board Members Wary of Changes to AP History Program

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

Review Finds 'Distortions,' Biases in Texas Textbooks

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

With Help From Bill Gates, 'Big History' to Reach 15,000 Students

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

For the Common Core, A Different Sort of Benchmark

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

Changes Coming to AP U.S. History Exam

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

AP History Framework Authors Defend Their Work

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

AP History Changes Create 'Negative' and 'Biased' View of U.S., Alleges RNC

The new framework "reflects a radically revisionist view of American history," the Republican National Committee stated in a resolution adopted on Aug. 8.

August 07, 2014

Richard Nixon: A Tricky Legacy to Teach

While "All the President's Men" might be a classroom staple, there's a wealth of new resources that can help give students a more complete account of Richard Nixon's presidency.

July 15, 2014

College Board, ETS Apologize for 'Racist' T-Shirts Sold at AP History Grading Event

The College Board and Educational Testing Service have issued an apology about T-shirts bearing racially charged caricatures of Chinese politicians that were distributed at a grading event for the Advanced Placement World History exam last month.

June 29, 2014

Illinois Project Uses Digital Media to Connect Students and WW II Veterans

Students have produced more than 300 video documentaries about veterans and survivors of World War II as part of a digital media program highlighted at ISTE 2014.

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