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2015-16 Frederick Douglass Essay Contest Winners Announced

2015-16 Frederick Douglass Essay Contest Winners Announced

Pioneer Institute congratulates the winners of the third annual Frederick Douglass U.S. History Essay Contest for Massachusetts high school students. The contest encouraged students to choose from dozens of Massachusetts entrepreneurs and inventions and develop a clearly organized, well-researched essay drawing on primary and secondary sources that explained the historical impact and significance of the […]

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The Heartland Institute: History and Civics Tests Postponed Indefinitely

The National Assessment of Educational Progress exams in civics, U.S. history, and geography have been indefinitely postponed for fourth and twelfth graders. The Obama administration says this is due to a $6.8 million sequestration budget cut. The three exams will be replaced by a single, new test: Technology and Engineering Literacy. “Without these tests, advocates […]

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