Social studies

3 ways an honest history education can heal a fractured country

When done right, American history instruction creates independent thinkers and respectful debaters.

Are K-12 education politics cooling off?

There are signs that some of the fury that has boiled up around education politics is beginning to ebb as most schools leave masks and other COVID safety precautions behind.

Research backs these 8 strategies for building reading skills in young students

Developing reading comprehension skills in the early grades has been long seen as one of the keys–if not the key–to students' future academic success. What has not been as clear are the best ways to build that capacity.

K-12 culture wars: Republican-led states continue battle against critical race theory

As the Florida measure critics call the "Don't Say Gay" bill awaits final approval, a new curriculum transparency law requires schools to list library books and reading materials.

Why new LGBTQ restrictions could undo 10 years of improving climate for studentsl

Recent limits on teaching LGBTQ topics and student activities fly in the face of years of growing inclusion and affirmation by educators, schools, and yes, even state lawmakers.

How high achievers could pay the price for restrictions on teaching about race

State lawmakers scrambling to restrict the teaching about race and racism, LGBTQ issues and other topics risk seeing their schools lose advanced placement classes.

7 age-appropriate ideas for helping students grasp the war in Ukraine

Educators across the U.S. are looking for ways to help students understand Russia's invasion of Ukraine and process their fears of escalating violence. Several organizations have already developed lesson plans.

How do our teachers feel about attacks on critical race theory? Scared.

The uproar over critical race theory is doing real damage to teachers and administrators who are now feeling under siege and at risk.

How should schools teach about racism that’s happening right now?

While most people say schools should teach about slavery, only a slim majority believe students should learn about its lingering impacts and contemporary racism.

Moms for Liberty is offering a $500 bounty for catching any teacher promoting CRT

The first person who reports the teaching of critical race theory in a New Hampshire classroom can now claim a $500 "reward" from the local chapter of a group called Moms for Liberty.

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