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AHA in the News

AHA executive director James Grossman was featured in media coverage of the US Department of Education’s National Assessment of Educational Progress, often referred to as the Nation’s Report Card. The data, released on May 3, showed a decline in students’ knowledge, including only 13% of eighth grade students meeting proficiency standards for US history. Grossman spoke with the Wall Street JournalKNX News, and K–12 Dive about what might be causing this decline, including how “divisive concepts” battles have affected history education. “Imagine a doctor who constantly has people walking into her office telling her how to treat patients,” Grossman said. “This is what’s happening with history teachers.”