Students often struggle to understand the power that the legislative branch of government has, said middle school social studies teacher Beth White.
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February 10, 2020
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.
September 12, 2019
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.
August 19, 2019
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 14, 2019
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
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 06, 2019
About two dozen teachers from across the country spent a week wrestling with questions about how to remember the Confederacy.