When asked how much the textbooks they use "accurately and fully reflect the experiences of people of color," one in five educators said "a lot," according to an EdWeek Research Center survey.
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A new parent group has organized to put pressure on school districts to embrace anti-racist curriculum and instruction. Its first action, which begins today, aims to inundate 10 school districts, from California to Connecticut, with emails demanding change.
June 18, 2020
The day has long been celebrated by black communities in the U.S., but it's still a topic that many students and teachers say isn't covered in K-12 schools.
March 11, 2020
The winners of the 2019-2020 Milken Educator Awards reflect on how they invite students' questions about the world and encourage them to share their perspectives.
March 05, 2020
Like other Americans, liberal and conservative teachers perceive news sources' credibility differently. How does that affect their teaching of media literacy?
February 10, 2020
Students often struggle to understand the power that the legislative branch of government has, said middle school social studies teacher Beth White.
February 06, 2020
Nearly one-quarter of the high school graduates of 2019 who took Advanced Placement exams scored a 3 or higher, continuing trends of score improvements among students overall, according to results released Thursday by the College Board. But the results also show small declines for three ethnic groups, including white students.
January 29, 2020
The finding is a small beacon of hope for schools, who are reeling from the volume of misinformation students are exposed to online.
December 16, 2019
Half the states got top marks for the content of their high school civics programs in a report from the Center for American Progress.
November 05, 2019
Funding from the U.S. Department of Education and the National Endowment for the Humanities will finance an effort to strengthen content and teaching in the subjects. But the project will need to sidestep the issues that sank a 1994 effort.