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Report Suggests New Avenues for K-12 Civics Assessment

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
“I think the hope is that by putting civics in a broader assessment framework, it will get the attention and care that it deserves from the education community,” said CIRCLE Senior Researcher Kelly Siegel-Stechler.

In Case You Missed It: Civic Education 101

Our Newhouse Director, Dr. Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, speaks on the 1A show about the state of civic education in the United States and how civics should impart the knowledge and skills to participate in democracy.

American Democracy Is Sick. Can Colleges Be Part of the Cure?

“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.

A Roadmap for Reforming Civic Education

Harvard Magazine
“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.”

Can we teach our way out of political polarization?

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.