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Social Studies standards
July 26, 2017
Fifth-graders will study more Tennessee history to comply with a new state law
The State Board of Education announces how it plans to accommodate the mandate via final revisions to Tennessee's new social studies standards.
Social studies switch
May 12, 2017
At 11th hour, lawmakers mandate a whole semester of Tennessee history, but don’t specify where it will fit
Tennessee now will have to adjust proposed new social studies standards that the State Board of Education was poised to approve following a lengthy review.
May 4, 2017
Lawmakers want a whole semester of Tennessee history — but aren’t sure how schools can fit that in
The proposal emerges as the state is poised to adopt new social studies standards that include fewer state-specific facts.
October 28, 2016
You’ve heard what Buzzfeed thinks about Tennessee’s social studies standards. Here’s what teachers say.
Despite some public backlash about proposed new social studies standards, many Tennessee teachers welcome the changes.
October 12, 2016
Amid backlash, Tennessee extends time for public to weigh in on proposed social studies standards
A growing chorus of complaints about proposed new social studies standards leads a state panel to lengthen the period for receiving public input on the draft.
October 6, 2015
Social Studies standards review catalyzed by more than lessons on Islam
While the inclusion of Islam in social studies standards has grabbed recent headlines, teachers are more concerned about the volume of the standards — not the content.
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