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conducts research on the civic and political engagement of young Americans.
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Civic Education and 9/11

The purpose of civic education is to prepare students to be informed and engaged citizens. Schools should help young people acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes to prepare them to be responsible, thoughtful citizens. They can do this by providing students engaging and relevant curricula, as well as interactive opportunities to deliberate. Last year, CIRCLE Read More >

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September 11th, 2012
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9/11 Now in Textbooks and Standards

9/11 now in Textbooks and Standards Many states require teaching it, but textbook treatments are cursory, and state standards require only basic information Washington State and Vermont standards more substantive Tisch College, Tufts University, Medford/Somerville, Mass.: The attacks of 9/11/01 happened ten years ago, when a typical fifth-grader was an infant. But the attacks are Read More >

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September 8th, 2011
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Young People and the Osama bin Laden News

Yesterday, I was on KCBS radio news in San Francisco discussing why spontaneous public celebrations of the death of Osama bin Laden seem to draw mainly young adults. (A typical headline is this, from the New York Times: “9/11 Inspires Student Patriotism and Celebration.”) Given the format of drive-time radio news, I just had time Read More >

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May 5th, 2011
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Special Report: Short-Term Impacts, Long-Term Opportunities

by CIRCLE and The Center for Democracy & Citizenship and The Partnership for Trust in Government at the Council for Excellence in Government March 2002 CIRCLE, in collaboration with the Center for Democracy and Citizenship and the Partnership for Trust in Government at the Council for Excellence in Government, released a survey of 1,500 Americans Read More >

March 2nd, 2002
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