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CIRCLE Analysis Reveals Significant Findings about Humanities Network

As part of the national effort, “Humanities at the Crossroads,” CIRCLE collaborated with Indiana Humanities to study the network of public humanities in the Hoosier state. The study considered a wide range of institutions that play essential roles in our civil society. Encompassing museums, public schools, art councils, and cultural centers, these organizations convene citizens and Read More >

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April 16th, 2014
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Harry, Hermione, Ron, and Neville – Portraits of American Teens’ Leisure Time Use

Today we are releasing CIRCLE Working Paper #80: “Harry, Hermione, Ron, and Neville – Portraits of American Teenagers’ Extracurricular Involvement, and Implications for Educational Interventions.” The ways American teenagers use their leisure time have evolved dramatically in the past few decades. These changes are not all good or bad for civic education, but they fundamentally Read More >

March 31st, 2014
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New Interactive Map Explores Civic Education State-by-State

Many states have recently updated K-12 Civics curricula to conform with Common Core standards. Many have also started to adopt the new College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for social studies. With funding from the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, CIRCLE has created a new interactive map designed to quickly see where states stand on Read More >

March 24th, 2014
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Reforming Civic Education: Three Case Studies

Today, we release a short fact sheet that describes three recent civic education policy changes. We also release a longer paper that takes an initial look at the process behind each proposal and some of the issues faced by the educators tasked with implementing them.

March 17th, 2014
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CIRCLE Online Seminar: It’s a Wrap

On February 21st, CIRCLE wrapped up a 5-week online seminar. The seminar explored our recently released report All Together Now: Collaboration and Innovation for Youth Civic Engagement. More than 230 people registered for the seminar, 133 people joined a dedicated Facebook group, the seminar’s learning portal drew more than 1,700 unique page views, and a Read More >

March 13th, 2014
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