CIRCLE (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement)
conducts research on the civic and political engagement of young Americans.
The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement

K-12 Civic Education

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K-12 Research Articles

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A Civic Imperative for Media Literacy

A new article co-authored by Abby Kiesa, CIRCLE’s Director of Impact; and D.C. Vito, Co-founder of The LAMP, highlights the connections between media literacy and civic education and engagement, and argues for a youth-centered, participatory approach to teaching this vital civic skill. They write: “Unifying media literacy and civic engagement reinforces the reality that civic Read More >

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June 28th, 2018
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Teens and Elections

With the 2018 elections now less than a year away, political parties, journalists, and other observers are increasingly turning their attention not just to how people will vote in the midterms, but to how many will cast a ballot. Turnout in off-year elections has historically been much lower than in presidential years across all age Read More >

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January 23rd, 2018
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How to Engage Youth in Elections and Beyond

In recent months, both before and after voters went to the polls on November 8, conversations about political engagement and civic life in America have centered largely on the 2016 presidential election. At CIRCLE, we offered extensive data, analysis, and commentary related to youth participation throughout both parties’ primaries and in the general election, including our exclusive preliminary estimate that Read More >

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January 30th, 2017
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Do States Require Students Learn about Political Parties & Ideology?

Only eight states’ civic education standards explicitly require that students learn about the ideological underpinnings of the two major political parties, according to a new working paper from researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and published by CIRCLE. In “State Standards Scratch the Surface of Learning about Political Parties and Ideology,” Paula McAvoy (UW-Madison), Rebecca Fine Read More >

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September 15th, 2016
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CIRCLE Director Pens Article on Civic Education

Today, the National Association of School Boards of Education published the most recent edition of its journal, The Standard, on The Future of Schools. The issue features an article by CIRCLE’s Director, Dr. Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, on the future of civic education. Read the full article: “The Future of Civic Education“ In the article, Kawashima-Ginsberg emphasizes how state-wide Read More >

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September 12th, 2016
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