CIRCLE in Action
We're focused on the connections between research and practice: on making sure that our work helps to clarify practical questions for educators, communities, and policymakers and has an impact on more equitable youth opportunity and engagement. We strive to ensure that our research is timely and relevant to a broad range of audiences, and we work with local and national partners on numerous campaigns and initiatives to strengthen various aspects of youth civic education and engagement. We believe collaboration is necessary for substantive change to occur and that research informed by the experiences and knowledge of youth and practitioners is most practical.
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Updates and Announcements
Opportunities for Education Leaders
In partnership with practitioners, educators, and scholars, CIRCLE is currently recruiting for a series of initiatives focused on leadership and professional development in K-12 civic learning.
CIRCLE Reacts to NAEP Scores
Following the release of the National Assessment of Educational Progress Civics & U.S. History scores, we published a statement on the need to address challenges in social studies education and support educators.
CIRCLE Growing Voters
In June 2022 we held a special event to launch CIRCLE Growing Voters, a major new report and framework for how institutions and communities can start preparing young people, before they turn 18, to participate in democracy.
What are we working on? Check out the most recent CIRCLE data and analysis on civic education, youth voting, how institutions can support more equitable youth engagement, and more.
What Helps Youth Vote? Direct Civic Information and Political Homes
NAEP History and Civics Scores Are a Call to Action on Equitable Civic Learning
Community Connections Matter for the Mental Health of Politically Active Youth
In the Media
There should be a vibrant, data-informed public conversation about youth civic education and engagement: what's working, what's not, and why it's important. Our research, which appears frequently in major media outlets, helps to drive that conversation.