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May 15, 2019

Ways to Improve Civic Engagement and Student Voice: An EdWeek Chat

Take in the highlights and strategies from Education Week's recent online chat on improving civics education and student voice.

May 07, 2019

History Instruction Indicted: Too Much Memorization, Too Little Meaning

Students in U.S. classrooms are startingly ignorant of American history, but it's not because their teachers have failed them. It's because the curriculum in most schools focuses on memorizing "irrelevant, boring" names and dates, a new study finds.

April 28, 2019

Youth Activists Petition for 2020 Presidential Candidate Debate on Environmental Policy

The petition drive has so far received more than 51,000 signatures and support from five Democratic presidential candidates.

April 17, 2019

Teaching Kids About Online Political Engagement Works. Should We Do It More?

Helping kids understand and engage in politics online makes them more likely to keep doing it. But is that a good thing?

March 25, 2019

Parkland Students Led Surge in Youth Turnout. But Some of Their Votes Didn't Count

Young Parkland residents had much higher rates of having their ballots go uncounted or rejected than did young people in other parts of Florida.

March 21, 2019

Tensions Over Teaching About the Middle East Resonate in Lawsuit

A Massachusetts lawsuit seeks to remove specific texts from a district's curriculum on the Middle East, and singles out individual teachers.

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.

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