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September 23, 2014

'Banned Books Week' Spotlights Censorship Efforts

The 32-year-old event encourages the reading of books that have been challenged or banned from bookstores and libraries.

September 17, 2014

Texas Board Members Wary of Changes to AP History Program

The Texas state board of education is considering requiring Advanced Placement U.S. History courses to follow the state curriculum rather than the framework laid out by the test developers, reports the Associated Press.

September 11, 2014

Review Finds 'Distortions,' Biases in Texas Textbooks

New social studies textbooks under consideration by the Texas board of education include "serious distortions of history and contemporary issues," according to a watchdog group's recent review.

September 05, 2014

AFT Grant Program Invites Teachers to Revise, Monitor Common-Core Standards

Teachers can apply for grants from the American Federation of Teachers to improve the Common Core State Standards.

August 28, 2014

Science Teacher Puts Standards' 'Cross-Cutting Concepts' Into Pictures

A California science teacher has created visual representations that clarify the Next Generation Science Standards' cross-cutting concepts and remind students to connect big ideas in science.

August 22, 2014

Researcher Diagnoses Four Problems With Common-Core Math Implementation

A researcher and education professor at Michigan State University laid out his take on four major problems with how the common-core math standards are being implemented.

August 20, 2014

Changes Coming to AP U.S. History Exam

Revisions in the U.S. history framework have led to a reduction in multiple-choice items and the addition of a short-answer section.

August 18, 2014

AP History Framework Authors Defend Their Work

The authors of the new AP U.S. History framework say that they were following the urgings of high school history teachers to design a course that would facilitate a more in-depth exploration of American history.

August 06, 2014

Group to Launch Free Online Reviews of Common-Core Materials

A new organization is wading into the (very choppy) waters of judging whether major textbooks and other classroom materials are common-core aligned.

July 10, 2014

A Return to 'Balanced Literacy'?

The new schools chancellor in New York City is advocating teachers use the once-mandated citywide but since questioned (discredited, by some accounts) approach to reading instruction known as "balanced literacy."

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