New, equitable social studies standards near final approval

October 5, 2023 • Marcus Penny

After years of review, new honest and inclusive social studies standards have been released. MDE is seeking public comments until 4:30pm on October 25.

Why it matters

Standards that reflect the state’s diverse racial and ethnic groups help students see themselves and their classmates in what they learn. They make the knowledge they gain more relevant, the skills they hone more valuable.

Submit a comment in support

What’s next

Before standards can be adopted, a judge must rule in their favor. Your comments help those chances.

EE has tips and talking points for getting started. But make comments your own—we need a strong showing of support from many voices.