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More than a Test: Truly Committing to Civic Education

In January, Arizona became the first state in the nation to require students to pass the U.S. citizenship exam before graduating high school—North Dakota became the second state a few weeks later. Since then, there has been a lively debate on the pros and cons of the legislation. CIRCLE has long studied what makes for Read More >

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February 9th, 2015
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Civic Education and Deeper Learning

On February 5, Jobs for the Future (JFF) a national nonprofit that advocates for all youth to gain the skills they need to succeed in the economy, released a paper entitled “Civic Education and Deeper Learning” by CIRCLE Director Peter Levine and Deputy Director Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg. This paper was funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Read More >

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February 5th, 2015
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CIRCLE Research Supports Efforts to Lower Voting Age in Local Elections

In early January, Hyattsville, Maryland, took a major step to becoming the second city in America to extend voting rights to 16 and 17-year-old residents in local elections. In so doing, Hyattsville joined another Maryland city, Takoma Park, which allowed young people to vote in its 2013 municipal contests. Other initiatives to lower the voting Read More >

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January 21st, 2015
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Strengthening Democracy: Girls’ Leadership and K-12 Education

The troubling gender gap that can result in lower civic and political participation among young women can begin as early as middle school, which makes schools an important focus of research. That is the message of Taking the Lead: How Educators Can Help Close the Gender Leadership Gap, a new report on girls and women Read More >

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October 1st, 2014
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How Civics is Taught in America: A National Survey of Civics and U.S. Government Teachers

In 2013, CIRCLE surveyed a national sample of civics and U.S. government teachers for our Commission on Youth Voting and Civic Knowledge. More than 700 teachers responded to the survey and provided valuable information on over 1,000 courses that they taught. Today we release a new fact sheet with detailed data from that national teacher survey, along with key conclusions and recommendations.

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June 17th, 2014
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