civics education Tag Archive

Using Gamification to Enhance Civic Learning

Run your own presidential campaign. Escape north as a fugitive slave. Crack the clues to solve a history mystery. These are just some of...

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Civic and Career Readiness: State strategies

With many competing educational priorities, policymakers need approaches that advance multiple student outcomes. A founding purpose of...

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A Civics Lesson in Persistence

This blog is a guest post by Hon. James Dillard, member of the Virginia State Board of Education, former state legislator and founding...

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Your CIVIC Education Policy Team

Chances are, most of you reading this blog have some sense of why Education Commission of the States exists and the work that we do. Our...

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Turf Wars: Why do we assume education is a zero-sum game?

In my 10 years of teaching choral music in the District of Columbia (D.C.) and Maryland, I don’t recall a year going by in which I...

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Incentivizing Civic Learning and Engagement

A vibrant democracy depends on the informed and active participation of citizens. A dedicated group of Colorado high school students did...

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A Well-Rounded Citizen

Over the last several years, efforts have intensified to reinvigorate the commitment of education to not just prepare students for college...

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NobleCause Grant to Fund Innovative Service-Learning Model

This is a guest blog post by Dolly Duplantier that originally appeared on NobleHour.  Imagine the impact 75,000 students could make if...

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Preparing Citizens and Civic-Learning Course Designation in Massachusetts Higher Education

As Massachusetts acts to fulfill the goal of their Higher Education Vision Project to “produce the best-educated citizenry and workforce...

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You Can’t Spell “ESSA” Without “Civics”!

 As you likely know by now, we have a new national education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaces the outdated No...

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