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October 11, 2017

Civics Needs a Makeover NOW--How? Keep It Student-Centered, Stupid!

A student-centered approach, in which students practice the skills of a democracy--rather than simply being told about democracy--can enhance civic participation by youths.

October 10, 2017

Busting the Learning Boundary Between School and World

In this post, Grant Lichtman shows how some schools have dissolved the boundaries between themselves and the outside world.

October 04, 2017

Becoming Ethical: When Service Is More Than a Project

Providing community service to residents of Houston after a "hard rain" helped students in a South Carolina school become citizens as well as scholars.

August 08, 2017

Bringing Youth into the Political Process: Turning 18 in 2018

A pilot program in New York City seeks to engage young people in voting and elections and build a "civic infrastructure for youth."

February 01, 2017

How to Teach When the Political Is Personal

During this political transition, giving students real material to engage with and supporting them to do work that matters to them will help them become ethical adults who contribute to a better world.

January 30, 2017

Saving Democracy: What Schools Can Do

Schools can promote democracy--and build academic skills--by engaging students in consequential projects that contribute to the public good, says Ron Berger of EL Education.

April 27, 2016

College, Career, and Civic Readiness: The Case of the Missing 'C'

Developing students' civic competence means more than teaching them facts and encouraging them to vote, says Stephen Hamilton of the High Tech High Graduate School of Education.

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