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June 29, 2020

Survey of Mostly-White Educators Finds 1 in 5 Think Textbooks Accurately Reflect People of Color

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.

June 24, 2020

Grassroots Momentum Builds for Anti-Racist K-12 Instruction

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

Why These Teachers and Students Want Juneteenth in the Curriculum

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

How Top Teachers Make Student Voice a High Priority

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

When Teaching Media Literacy, Which News Sources Are Credible? Even Teachers Don't Agree

Like other Americans, liberal and conservative teachers perceive news sources' credibility differently. How does that affect their teaching of media literacy?

February 10, 2020

A Rap Video Makes the Case for Voting. Here's How One Teacher Used It

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

7 Takeaways From the 2019 Advanced Placement Results

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

A 'Good News' Story: Curriculum Can Help Students Better Evaluate Online Information

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

What's In High School Civics Standards? A New Analysis Offers Clues

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

A 'Roadmap' for Teaching Civics and History Is Coming. Will It Restart an Old Curriculum War?

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.

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