As a group, states that strengthened their civic standards have higher youth turnout, though the biggest shift was between 2004 and 2008
Multiple stakeholders have a role to play in creating the conditions for increased and more equitable youth voting.
By: Jessica Gingold, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Data from our national survey of high school civics teachers shows that many understand the importance of teaching information literacy, but need support to do so.
In a new fact sheet and paper, we explore how Florida, Hawaii, and Tennessee are approaching civic education in order to better prepare young people for democracy.
A new fact sheet based on our national survey of civics and U.S. government teachers highlights key opportunities and challenges to improving civic education.
A new report co-authored by current and former directors of CIRCLE highlights the vital role of k-12 civic education in protecting democracy.
Only 10 states mandate that students learn about the relationship between political parties and political issues.
A comprehensive paper authored by CIRCLE's director and deputy director argues for a focus on skills and knowledge that prepare youth for civic life.
Merely having students pass the U.S. citizenship test ignores the deeper civic learning that young people need to be prepared for democracy.