Are States Ready for New Flexibility?

It is a new year filled with change in the education world.  The Every Student Succeeds Act that was signed in December provides a very...

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Are Youth Advising You?

Youth have something important to say. Are you listening? States and municipalities across the nation are recognizing that youth have an...

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Every Student a Citizen

As a former public school principal, state legislator, founder of Kids Voting Hawaii and board member of the National Center for Learning...

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How Postsecondary Institutions Can Support K-12 Civics Education

I had the chance this week to connect with Paul Bonnici at the North Carolina Civic Education Consortium and wanted to share this exemplary...

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Engaged Citizenship – Trends Report on the Civic Education Initiative

Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is one power of the states? If you answered to provide schooling and...

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Civic Ignorance Begets Civic Unrest

Every now and then those of us who follow the news closely will read, view or hear stories that seem separate and unconnected. But, as we...

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Civic engagement website highlights influential work of secretaries of states

As the chief election officer in each state, secretaries of state have a critical investment in civic education and youth engagement. The...

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Exclusionary discipline denies ‘equity for all’

Dramatic changes in the school discipline landscape are creating a seismic shift away from exclusionary zero tolerance policies toward less...

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Civics Initiative Legislative Update: Taking a pulse

The new Civics Education Initiative — requiring high school students to pass a 100-question test on basic history and civic facts to...

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Life as a U.S. President: A closer look

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be President of the United States? In this day and age most of us typically see the life of...

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