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March 15, 2019

Students Swarm the Capitol Grounds to Protest Climate Change

Hundreds of students protested by the U.S. Capitol as part of an international movement to demand policies to curb climate change.

March 12, 2019

Meet the Youth Climate Activists Who Are Leading School Strikes

Here's what you need to know about this Friday's Youth Climate Strike, and how it fits into the larger context of student activism.

March 05, 2019

Civics Education Bills Are on Legislative Agendas in Seven States

The number of states requiring students to take civics classes or pass citizenship exams is set to grow, as existing requirements kick in and new proposals are put on the table.

February 21, 2019

Mounting Evidence Points to Surge in Young Voters

New data from a Tufts University center show increases in youth voter turnout rates in 17 states.

January 30, 2019

Election Results Are In for 3 States and Youth Voting Boomed

Youth voter participation surged in Florida, Oklahoma, and Nevada, according to new analyses.

January 17, 2019

Monday is MLK Jr. Day. In Mississippi and Alabama, It's Also Robert E. Lee Day

It's an extraordinary contrast at a moment when civic institutions, including schools, are rethinking how the Confederacy and slavery are portrayed in history.

November 29, 2018

Education Is Fundamental to Citizenship--And a Constitutional Right, New Lawsuit Alleges

A new federal lawsuit asserts that the failure of public schools to prioritize civics education is depriving students of many of their constitutional rights.

November 21, 2018

Teachers Rethink the Real Lessons of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is often seen as a quintessential feel-good holiday, but many argue the way its taught in schools perpetuates a myth and dishonors Native Americans.

November 15, 2018

Finding a Curriculum to Address the Election Recounts

Florida unions have released a collection of voter-related materials, but curriculum addressing election recounts appears to be short supply.

November 06, 2018

Midterm Elections in the Classroom: Local Issues and Longstanding Themes

A Maryland educator has her students look at local elections through the lens of a local controversy—the opioid epidemic—and a national one, the debate over voter suppression.

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