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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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2013-14 Frederick Douglass Essay Contest Winners Announced

Pioneer Institute U.S. History Essay Contest Awards Nearly $4,000 in Prizes to Massachusetts High School Students Five secondary school students and one high school recognized as part of initiative to encourage stronger instruction in history and civics  BOSTON – Five Massachusetts high school students have won awards totaling nearly $4,000 as a result of their participation […]

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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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