“If I grow up in a school where I feel like my voice is heard, I know who to go to for change, and I see that effected, that’s going to give me a much greater sense of political efficacy throughout my life than if I don’t have those kinds of experiences as a young person,” says CIRCLE's Kelly Siegel-Stechler.
The Boston Globe
CIRCLE Director Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg co-authors an op-ed about the Educating for American Democracy Roadmap and its potential to transform K-12 civics in the United States.
“It demands collaborative effort,” says CIRCLE Director Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, particularly in light of “challenges that we have faced this past year, and that we may face in the future, too.”
The project, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the U.S. Department of Education, is the result of collaboration and discussion among 300 scholars, educators and practitioners, including CIRCLE Director Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg.
The Hechinger Report
Kawashima-Ginsberg, director of the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) at Tufts University, said that because good history and civics instruction invites discussions about controversial topics, good classroom culture is especially important.
Our Director, Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, shares her recommendations
This piece cites CIRCLE research on best practices for a strong, comprehensive, and equitable civic education.
The New York Times
This New York Times roundup of ideas and resources for politically engaging youth links to CIRCLE's Rep US project and our analysis of young people volunteering on campaigns.
EdWeek cites CIRCLE's exclusive analysis of state statutes about voter education and engagement in high school for youth under 18.
Ahead of the 2020 Iowa caucuses, Education Week cites data from our 2018 youth poll on the need to lower barriers to voter participation.
The Washington Post
An op-ed cites our research on the racial and socioeconomic opportunity gaps in high-quality civic education.
The Christian Science Monitor
Our Director Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg is quoted in this piece about an ongoing judicial battle over civic education in Rhode Island.