Latest School curricula News

High school journalism removed from Opportunity Scholarship

Jul. 03, 2024 11:33 AM EDT

High school journalism courses no longer count toward South Dakota’s general merit-based scholarship, though schools can seek a waiver, and teachers in the state haven’t been told why. “There was never any knowledge of this being an issue, and the school district didn’t know...

Hawaii teachers say they want to prioritize civic education — but they need more help

Jul. 02, 2024 12:29 PM EDT

At Kalanianaole Elementary and Intermediate School, Denise Mazurik and her students were frustrated that the local beach park had been closed for years. Generations of families had enjoyed access to the Big Island park, Mazurik said, and she wanted the same opportunity for her students in 2020. ...

Texas State Board of Education fields concerns about Christian bias in proposed K-12 curriculum

Jun. 28, 2024 12:08 PM EDT

Members of the public told the Texas State Board of Education on Thursday they worried a proposed elementary school curriculum infused with religious references is too complicated, biased toward Christianity and below the standards of a classical education. The public hearing...

Report finds Colorado was built on $1.7 trillion of land expropriated from tribal nations

Jun. 14, 2024 12:07 PM EDT

A report published this week by a Native American-led nonprofit examines in detail the dispossession of $1.7 trillion worth of Indigenous homelands in Colorado by the state and the U.S. and the more than $546 million the state has reaped in mineral extraction from them. The report,...

A Christian group teaches public school students during the school day. Their footprint is growing

Jun. 09, 2024 00:05 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Ohio nonprofit that provides off-site Bible instruction to public school students during classroom hours says it will triple its programs in Indiana this fall after new legislation forced school districts to comply. To participating families,...

Holocaust museum will host free field trips for eighth graders in New York City public schools

May. 23, 2024 18:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Holocaust museum in New York City will offer free educational field trips to eighth grade students in public schools in a program announced Thursday aimed at combating antisemitism. The program will allow up to 85,000 students at traditional public schools and...

Graduating seniors seek degrees in climate change and more US universities deliver

May. 22, 2024 11:13 AM EDT

At 16, Katya Kondragunta has already lived through two disasters amped by climate change. First came wildfires in California in 2020. Ash and smoke forced her family to stay inside their home in the Bay Area city of Fremont, for weeks. Then they moved to Prosper, Texas, where she...

Boy shot dead after Perth stabbing was in deradicalization program, but no ties seen to Sydney teens

May. 06, 2024 01:37 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A 16-year-old boy who was shot dead by police after stabbing a man in the Australian west coast city of Perth had been in a deradicalization program but had no links to an alleged network of teen extremists in the east coast city of Sydney, authorities said. ...

California is rolling out free preschool. That hasn't solved challenges around child care

Apr. 20, 2024 07:45 AM EDT

CONCORD, Calif. (AP) — A year before I-Ting Quinn's son was old enough for kindergarten, she and her husband had the option to enroll him in “transitional kindergarten,” a program offered for free by California elementary schools for some 4-year-olds. Instead, they kept their...