Advocates have plans to push more state legislatures to pass laws requiring high schoolers to pass a citizenship test in order to graduate in coming years.
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August 18, 2015
August 17, 2015
Eight states have passed laws requiring students to pass some version of a civics test so far in 2015.
July 08, 2015
The federal 9th Circuit appeals court revives a challenge to a state law that prohibits a so-called ethnic studies curriculum.
June 16, 2015
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the state on Monday in Flores v. Arizona, a 23-year-old lawsuit challenging Arizona's requirement that ELLs spend more than half their school day learning English.
June 15, 2015
State education leaders have often been at loggerheads with federal officials over the rights of the state's English-language learners.
March 04, 2015
The district risked losing up to $15 million in state funding over courses that former Arizona public schools Superintendent John Huppenthal said violated a 2010 state ban on ethnic studies. His successor, Diane Douglas, has overruled him, leaving the funding intact.
February 12, 2015
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell acknowledges that "we're at a time in our nation's history where we have awakened to the fact that we are not doing an effective job serving Native youth."
February 12, 2015
The move could increase tensions between Superintendent Diane Douglas, a foe of the common core, and the state school board, which continues to support it.
February 06, 2015
In its first report, the group's founder argues that "DLLs have long been ignored in education policy debates."
January 16, 2015
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.