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January 09, 2015

Proposed S.C. Bill Would Mandate Schools Teach Gun Rights With NRA Curriculum

A bill introduced in the South Carolina House would require that all public elementary, middle, and high schools provide instruction on the Second Amendment for at least three consecutive weeks each school year.

January 02, 2015

HarperCollins Pulls School Atlases That Omit Israel

Publisher HarperCollins has pulled from shelves an atlas with maps that failed to include the state of Israel.

January 02, 2015

'Selma' as a Tool for Teaching American History

Criticism of the new movie offers teachers an opportunity to engage students in research and debate about its historical accuracy.

December 31, 2014

Clearing Up the Curriculum-Standards Confusion

If in rounding out 2014 you're still finding yourself a bit fuzzy on the difference between the common-core standards and curriculum, two recent NPR pieces might offer some clarity.

December 18, 2014

The Frustrating Search for Good Common-Core Instructional Materials

The Denver school district looked fruitlessly for good common-core materials, reflecting widespread unhappiness with the quality of instructional resources in the marketplace.

November 21, 2014

Majority of Texas Social Studies Textbooks Approved Despite Controversy

Nearly all of the social studies textbooks that were being considered by the Texas board of education have been sanctioned for use next school year.

November 21, 2014

Social Studies Group Releases Exemplar Lessons

NCSS released a new book with exemplar social studies lessons designed by 15 curriculum partners, including the Library of Congress, and National Geographic.

October 30, 2014

Teachers a Key Source of Common-Core Curricula, Study Finds

As schools and districts struggle to find good-quality curriculum aligned to the common core, they're turning most often to their own teachers for those instructional materials, a new survey shows.

October 06, 2014

Survey: Half of Urban Parents Say Common Core Is Beneficial

In a recent survey, the Council of the Great City Schools found that half of K-12 parents in urban districts said the Common Core State Standards were beneficial to their children.

September 29, 2014

Common-Core Math Testing: Using an Equation Editor

Both of the consortia creating common-core tests say they're improving their equation editors, but math experts say students won't have much trouble figuring out how to use them.

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