Patriot Ledger: State needs to step up U.S. history testing

Understanding the Senate’s importance requires knowing U.S. history. It's time to restore the U.S. history MCAS test so Bay State schoolchildren can learn how to perpetuate our deliberative democratic institutions.

Worcester Telegram and Gazette: Black history — blacked out

Until state education leaders reinstate the MCAS history requirement, students won’t know important chapters in black — and Massachusetts — history.