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November 25, 2020

Disinformation Is Rampant. Here's How Teachers Are Combatting It

Online spread of false information—like the recent claims of voter fraud—poses ongoing challenges for civics teachers.

November 18, 2020

'One of Your Own in the White House': A History of Teacher First Ladies and Presidents

Jill Biden won't be the first educator to live in the White House. Here are the other 19 teachers who became presidents and first ladies.

November 04, 2020

Election Uncertainty and Anxious Students: Inside 4 Social Studies Classrooms

Teachers have the daunting task of bringing clarity to a confusing electoral landscape and trying to soothe their students' anxieties.

October 28, 2020

WATCH: Teaching About a Divisive Election--and What Comes Next

Five social studies teachers discuss their experiences teaching students about the most crucial and controversial parts of a chaotic election season.

September 30, 2020

Teachers React to the Debate: 'If the President Was in My Class, He Would Not Pass'

Many teachers use the presidential debates as a teaching tool for civics, but the first Trump-Biden showdown was anything but educational.

September 24, 2020

Trump, the Peaceful Transition of Power, and How to Explain It to Students

President Trump said "we're going to have to see what happens," in response to whether he would honor the results of the election. How can teachers address that in class?

September 18, 2020

History Educators Respond to Trump: It Matters How We Tell the National Story

Social studies and history education organizations, and many teachers, lambasted President Trump's efforts to "promote patriotic education."

October 24, 2019

Michelle Obama Wants to Train Teachers to Help Students Vote

The former first lady's voter registration initiative is launching a series of training sessions across the country that will help educators ensure that students are registered to vote.

July 11, 2019

Michelle Obama Wants Teachers to Make Sure Every Student Is Registered to Vote

The former first lady's voter registration initiative will provide teachers with lesson plans and trainings on how to talk about voting.

July 08, 2019

Abortion and White Fragility: 5 Key Issues at the NEA Convention

About 6,000 delegates met in Houston last week and voted on measures related to abortion, white fragility, teacher diversity, and teacher strikes.

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