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Does the Age of a Presidential Candidate Matter to Young Voters?

Few young people say that the age of a candidate matters to them. Youth (ages 18-29) have voted for the younger of the presidential candidates in a majority of recent elections, but the younger candidates have also generally been Democrats, which may explain young people’s choices. Some previous research finds that having the option of Read More >

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A Message from New CIRCLE Director Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg

Dear friends and partners, It is an extreme honor and privilege to take the reins as Director of CIRCLE—Tisch College’s Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement. I inherit the rich tradition of timely, impactful, and reliable research on youth civic learning and engagement which CIRCLE has been known for since its Read More >

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April 22nd, 2015
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Young Voters on 2016 Candidates: Meh

With the recent slew of announcements from prominent candidates, the 2016 presidential race is officially underway. If preliminary data from young voters in 2014 is any indicator, many of those candidates have a long way to go to show young voters they “would make a good president.” The last time young people voted was 2014, Read More >

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April 16th, 2015
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Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg Named New Director of CIRCLE

  Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg has been named the new director of Tisch College’s Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE). Dr. Kawashima-Ginsberg served as deputy director of CIRCLE since 2013, and has been a senior researcher with the team since 2008. She will be the third director in CIRCLE’s 14-year history, succeeding Read More >

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April 15th, 2015
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Making a Civic Education Reform Work for Kids: CIRCLE and the Florida Partnership for Civic Learning

Florida has begun implementing new laws that aim to boost civics achievement and narrow achievements gaps. The Sandra Day O’Connor Civics Education Act requires a new course, a high-stakes 7th grade test, and several other accountability measures. We have previously analyzed the objectives of this important reform and the process that led to its enactment. Read More >

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March 23rd, 2015
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