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Op-ed: State should revive US history requirement

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To teach students how to exercise the rights and responsibilities associated with active citizenship in a democracy, Massachusetts should revive the requirement that public school students pass a US history MCAS test to graduate from high school.
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Column: The last of 'The Last of the Mohicans'

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Public school children are unlikely to read "The Last of the Mohicans," a masterpiece of American literature, thanks to Common Core's emphasis on "informational texts."
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Two Pulitzer Prize Winners to Be Featured at Event on Teaching World War II in Schools

UPDATE! Below are some video clips from this event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdulkhkHz-0 https://youtu.be/sz0pSRZBx-c https://youtu.be/IVaPIzEzaa8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqyiLsruT6s "Never…
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Research Fellow in U.S. History

Pioneer Institute is seeking a Research Fellow in U.S. History Duration:…
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Pulitzer Prize Winners, Voter Registration Legend Featured at Event on Teaching the Civil Rights Movement

Two Pulitzer Prize winners will be among those featured at a Pioneer Institute education reform forum, "America in the Age of MLK: Teaching the Civil Rights Movement in Schools," marking the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday.
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Join Us (1/15): "America in the Age of MLK: Teaching the Civil Rights Movement"

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of some of the Civil Rights…
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The Gettysburg Address at 150: Reflections from Civil War Historian James McPherson

Today, as the nation commemorates one of history's most famous…
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Announcing The Frederick Douglass Prize U.S. History Essay Contest

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Your History Paper Could Win $2,500! Announcing The Frederick…
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Study Calls for Reinstating Passage of U.S. History Test as Graduation Requirement

The Massachusetts Legislature should require the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to reinstate passage of the U.S. history MCAS exam as a high school graduation requirement and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education should provide teachers in grades 6-10 with examples of specific texts that could be assigned to prepare students to read a seminal historical text such as Federalist #10 in grade 11 or 12, according to a new study published by Pioneer Institute.
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MetroWest Daily News: "Gass: State flunking the history test"

To ensure that knowledge of events like the War of 1812 would be passed on to successive generations, we must make passage of a basic U.S. history MCAS test a high school graduation requirement.