Latest Social science education News

Lawmakers approve bill to mandate education on genocides

Nov. 24, 2021 16:05 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Middle and high school students in Massachusetts would learn about the history of genocide and human rights issues under a bill approved by state lawmakers Wednesday. The bill requires middle schools and high schools in the state to include instruction on...

Pilot among 4 who died in Michigan plane crash was a teacher

Nov. 17, 2021 10:44 AM EST

BEAVER ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — A pilot who was among four people who died after a plane crash on a Michigan island has been identified as a history teacher. William Julian, 55, was flying the plane for Island Airways, which takes travelers between Beaver Island and...

New Mexico education plan gets feedback on race, economics

Nov. 12, 2021 19:26 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Critics of New Mexico's proposed overhaul of the social studies curriculum decried the standards as racist and Marxist Friday in an online hearing and on the street outside the offices of the state education department. Holding signs like “My...

Culture war fight finds mixed success in school board races

Nov. 06, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — School board candidates opposing mask mandates and lessons about racism in U.S. history won in red states and some politically divided districts but often came up short in their bids to shape policy for school districts over the newest culture war issue. ...

Latest New Mexico K-12 curriculum controversy, only on Zoom

Nov. 06, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials have been inundated with critical letters on proposed K-12 social studies standards over the inclusion of racial identity and social justice themes in a majority Latino state where Indigenous tribes have persevered through war, famine, internment...

After Virginia, GOP amplifies debate over race and education

Nov. 05, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans plan to forcefully oppose race and diversity curricula — tapping into a surge of parental frustration about public schools — as a core piece of their strategy in the 2022 midterm elections, a coordinated effort to supercharge a message that mobilized...

Hannah-Jones urges educators to reject ‘anti-history laws’

Nov. 01, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones urged supporters of public education in North Carolina on Oct. 26 to organize to fight “anti-history laws” being promoted by Republican lawmakers. Hannah-Jones said the left hasn’t gotten...

Iowa school board candidates raising lots of campaign cash

Oct. 31, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Running for a school board seat is getting expensive in Iowa given the current intense interest in how schools are responding to the coronavirus pandemic and teaching history. The Des Moines Register reports that the 58 candidates running for...

Nobel winner remembers childhood in Pittsburgh

Oct. 23, 2021 03:09 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joshua Angrist suspects that his childhood in Shadyside in the 1960s and ’70s wasn’t like those of other people who have won the Nobel Prize. He rode his bike around the city at all hours, stopping home for dinner before heading out again with his...

Grant project reflects on Stafford's history through art

Oct. 10, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

Students in 11 Stafford County schools are deepening their understanding of local history and creating art to tell stories through a partnership between the school division, the Stafford Education Foundation and the Stafford Museum and Cultural Center. The organizations...