Boosting Social Studies

One of the earliest complaints about federal testing mandates (and still a very valid one) is that the focus on ELA and Math has crowded out valuable instruction in other areas, such as the arts and humanities. In this vein, the National Council for the Social Studies is pushing to have a provision added to the ESEA “establishing a competitive grant program that will support innovative, research-based approaches to civic learning, history, geography and economics,… for low-income elementary school and secondary school students…” Read the whole letter and take action by clicking here. (Thanks to Ruth Squillace for the link).

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