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Revised AP history standards will push 'American exceptionalism'

Shared by Louis Everett

theguardian.com - The board that oversees advanced placement courses for US high school students has revised its US history standards to include a section on “American exceptionalism” after significant backlash from...

The New AP U.S. History Standards Aren’t Bad: They’re Meaningless

Shared by Mike Newman

freebeacon.com - Well, it took me a while, but I finally tracked down AP United States History: Course and Exam Description Including the Curriculum Framework Effective Fall 2014, the new standards according to whi...

After Intense Conservative Backlash, AP U.S. History Course Takes New Tone

Shared by Rob Townsend

huffingtonpost.com - After facing months of intense scrutiny over a new Advanced Placement U.S. History (APUSH) course outline that some conservatives perceived as containing anti-American biases, the College Board rel...

The “Basics” and Innovation

Shared by BethStill

georgecouros.ca - I heard a story once that really resonated with me (I will share it as best as I can from memory), in where an artist is creating art on the street, and a person walks by and wants a picture drawn ...

#SSTLAP

timetravelingteach.weebly.com - I have been pondering how to incorporate more of your questions into #sstlap chats.  I really enjoy being able to create questions for others to think about and engage in especially because the que...

Conservatives convinced College Board to rewrite American history

Shared by Kevin Levin

washingtonpost.com - The College Board, which has been under fire during the past year from conservatives for revisions it made to the AP U.S. History course, released a new version today that it says responds to “prin...

CPS budget cuts hit special education students

Shared by Molly Myers

wbez.org - Phillip Cantor got called into an emergency meeting last week at the school where he teaches—North-Grand High School on Chicago’s West Side. The district’s central office had just sent over the bud...

Conservatives Win Big Fight Over ‘Radically Revisionist’ High School American History Curriculum

Shared by Rob Townsend

theblaze.com - After persistent pushback from conservatives, the framework for high school Advanced Placement U.S. history has been revised to give more weight to the country’s positive past — and even includes a...

Advice for New Students From Those Who Know (Old Students)

nytimes.com - New supplies, new clothes, new start. Freshman year is a chance to redefine yourself, to challenge assumptions, to lay the foundation for the rest of your life. Gee whiz, you say, I’m just 18! So w...

5 Challenges We Overcame Moving To A Flipped Staff Meeting

teachthought.com - There are often no more dreaded words in a teacher’s vocabulary than those. The time we all get together to hear the principal talk about due dates, important initiatives, and the increasing worklo...

Can a Smart Phone Program Really Close the Achievement Gap?

Shared by Amanda Pratt

ww2.kqed.org - When asked what tech tools students would like to use in learning science and math, their reply was no surprise: “They said they wanted something that would utilize social networking technology — s...

A Red Pen, Cup of Coffee, and an iPad: Building Anticipation Before 1st Day of School

Shared by Kevin Cullen

redpencoffee.blogspot.com - The first day of school is coming up fast, and even though I have one more month left, I am already "preparing the soil" by building anticipation for my classroom in my students' minds.  Before the...

Take 5: Special ed cuts, child care worker pipeline, using closed schools

Shared by Molly Myers

catalyst-chicago.org - When CPS officials announced earlier this summer that more than 500 special education staff would be laid off districtwide, they gave few details about how the services would be continued. Part of ...

Emporia State couple claims racial harassment at university

kansas.com - A black couple who have been working for a small university in eastern Kansas says the school is retaliating against them for complaining about a racial incident. Angelica Hale, a dean's assistant ...

12 of my favorite podcasts for teachers

Shared by Tim Monreal

thecornerstoneforteachers.com - I started my Truth For Teachers podcast in January, and since then, I’ve heard from dozens of educators who are now hooked on the format and are anxious to find other great education podcasts to fo...

White woman faculty member encounters campus "police."

historiann.com - Perhaps like many of you, I was appalled but sadly not shocked by the senseless murder of Samuel DuBose by University of Cincinnati “police officer” Ray Tensing.  The only thing that surprised me i...

Anyone Can Code!

Shared by Allison K.

mrsktechnology.com - I just returned from a three-day training summit put on by the AWESOME people at Code.org. Given that their mission is to bring Computer Science (CS) to every school in the country, Code.org is rea...

Reclaiming Our Turf with Assessment (Really!)

thetattooedprof.com - This summer, I’ve spent a good amount of time grappling with the issues that are so significantly reshaping the landscape of higher education. I’ve used this space to share some of my preliminary t...

Teacher training applications drop as recruitment crisis fears intensify

Shared by tony fox

tes.co.uk - Applications to train as a teacher in England have dropped by 9 per cent compared with this time last year. Figures released today by university admissions organisation Ucas show that there were 11...

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