K-12
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LGBT history lessons planned for California students

Education | State introduces curriculum guidelines for K-8 LGBT instruction
by Molly Hulsey
Posted 7/18/16, 10:51 am

California revamped its social-science education guidelines last week to incorporate lessons on historic LGBT individuals and social movements in the approved curriculum. The decision garnered almost unanimous support at a public meeting and across the state, but some Californians are concerned about its long-term impact on their children.

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A move toward PC history classes for California students

Education | Christian groups oppose rewrites to state educational framework
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 6/30/16, 10:35 am

A group of California educators, school board members, and university professors is pushing back on proposed statewide curriculum revisions they say introduce “historical inaccuracies, censorship, and bias.”

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Indian-American super-spellers dominate the national bee

Spelling Bee
by Ciera Horton
Posted 5/31/16, 11:00 am

The 11-year-old sauntered confidently to the microphone. Round after round, he knew most of the words without hesitation.

Appetitost.

Taoiseach.

And his winning word: gesellschaft.

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