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September 17, 2019

What Are the Limits of Free Speech? A Classroom Discussion for Constitution Day

Through a conversation on the First Amendment, students at two high schools in Nebraska and Illinois learned how to argue like constitutional scholars.

September 13, 2019

Kudzu Bricks, Tiny Homes, and Glow-in-the-Dark Horseshoes: Innovation in Rural Kentucky Schools

In rural Kentucky, teachers and students are awarded innovation grants to solve a challenge facing their community or classroom.

September 12, 2019

Highly Rated Curricula Are Out There. Are Schools Using Them?

Math teachers are more likely to be using highly-rated curricula than English-language arts teachers, according to a new analysis from the RAND Corporation.

September 12, 2019

Americans Know More About Civics, But Numbers Still 'Dismally' Low, Researchers Say

American adults know more about civics and constitutional rights than they did five years ago, but their grasp of those basics is still very weak, according to a new survey.

September 11, 2019

Native American Students Behind Bars Have Least Access to Advanced Courses, Study Finds

Research shows that students in the juvenile justice system have less access to secondary math courses than their peers in traditional schools. A new report finds that these gaps are bigger for Native American students.

August 19, 2019

The '1619 Project' Curriculum Challenges Teachers to Reframe U.S. History

The curriculum is inspired by the New York Times Magazine project to observe the 400th anniversary of the beginning of slavery in the United States.

August 16, 2019

Low-Achieving and High-Achieving Students Receive Different Instruction, Report Finds

In reading, math, and science, teachers whose students scored low on a national test reported being less likely to ask their classes to engage in higher-order thinking or offer them advanced work than teachers whose students scored high, a report from the National Center for Education Statistics finds.

August 14, 2019

California's Ethnic Studies Curriculum, Criticized for 'Anti-Jewish Bias,' to Be Revised

California's proposed curriculum guide in ethnic studies is being sent back for substantial revision after a pileup of criticism that it's anti-Semitic.

August 12, 2019

Four States Now Require Schools to Teach LGBT History

Starting next school year, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history will be part of the curriculum in Illinois public schools. The state is the fourth to mandate teaching of LGBT history, after California, New Jersey, and Colorado.

August 05, 2019

Americans Say Civics Is a Must and Religion a Maybe in Schools

Americans overwhelmingly believe civics should be taught in school, and almost 70 percent of them think it should be a requirement to graduate, a new survey finds.

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