Statement from State School Superintendent Richard Woods regarding the College Board’s new Advanced Placement U.S. History (APUSH) frameworks.
“The new Advanced Placement U.S. History frameworks that were released today are a big step in the right direction. I noted earlier this year that I had deep concerns regarding the College Board's new APUSH framework and testing because I did not believe our nation’s history was being represented with a balanced approach. I was able to meet with the College Board’s president – at his request – a few months ago and had a frank conversation about my concerns. I’m pleased to see that many of the very concerns I addressed with him are reflected in the 2015-2016 APUSH frameworks.”
The College Board closely studied Georgia's U.S. History standards and those of other states in making the revisions. They are partnering with the National Constitutional Center to ensure a greater focus on the teaching of the founding documents.
The revised 2015 APUSH frameworks clarify the following areas to reflect their importance in U.S. history.
Georgia's School Superintendent
Richard Woods has over 25 years of pre-k through 12th grade experience in public education. > Read Full Bio