Latest Social science education News

'Too hyperbolic'? School board parental rights push falters

Nov. 14, 2022 10:29 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative groups that sought to get hundreds of “parents’ rights” activists elected to local school boards largely fell short in last week's midterm elections, notching notable wins in some Republican strongholds but failing to gain a groundswell of support among...

Study: Most Maine schools fall short on Wabanaki history

Oct. 10, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Education is not doing enough to enforce a decades-old law requiring students to be taught about Native American history, leading most schools to fall short, according to a study. The study, released on Monday, which is Indigenous...

76ers' Doc Rivers merges Black history lessons into camp

Oct. 03, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Doc Rivers is at ease using his platform as an NBA coach to fight bigotry and racial injustice, campaign for politicians he believes in and advocate for social change on themes ranging from poverty to police brutality. Sometimes, his speeches sound like they...

S. Dakota social studies hearings pit teachers against Noem

Sep. 21, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota teachers and school administrators overwhelmingly voiced opposition on Monday to Gov. Kristi Noem's proposed standards for social studies in public schools, saying the proposal saddles them with expanding and unwieldy criteria to cover in classrooms but fails...

Conservative college's curriculum gets foothold in S. Dakota

Sep. 12, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A few days before middle school teacher Shaun Nielsen joined a work group to develop South Dakota's social studies standards, he got a thick package in the mail. Sent from Hillsdale, Michigan, home to a conservative private college enjoying outsize...