Articles: Social Studies

After 50 Years, Ethnic Studies Still Controversial

Recent events in school districts and some states show how divisive this 1960s phenomenon may prove to be in the 21st century.

Senate Bill 48: California Sets a New Curriculum Standard

It became the first state to require school districts to include the contributions of gay Americans in their social studies curriculum.

The Redesign of AP Science and History Programs

This redesign will help to deepen and enrich students' readiness to become our next generation of scientists, engineers and historians.

Teaching about Islam

Recent news reports of potential bias and discrimination against Muslims bring calls for teaching Islam in public schools.

SPECIAL REPORT: States of Debate: Lone Star

In education, Texas has been a source of both controversy and innovation. The First of a Three State Series.

The Eyes of America Are on Texas

In May, the Texas State Board of Education will hold a final vote on a radical new social studies curriculum to be used for the next seven to 10 years.

Social Studies: Is it History?

Districts, especially in poor areas, struggle to give adequate social studies lessons while meeting NCLB requirements.

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