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

Crucial Role for Higher Ed in Building Youth Civic Engagement

There are deep inequalities in youth civic knowledge and participation across socioeconomic levels that must be addressed to strengthen our democracy, and there is a vital role for universities and other institutions of higher education, not only in promoting youth engagement, but also closing this gap.

November 18th, 2013
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CIRCLE conference on Federal Policy and Civic Skills

At the National Press Club, April 29, 2010 Co-sponsored by the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools and Strengthening Our Nation’s Democracy Agenda 10-11:30am – Welcome and Opening Overview Panel Shirley Sagawa, former managing director of the Corporation for National and Community Service and fellow, Center for American Progress Michael Delli Carpini, Dean of Read More >

Categories: Civic Knowledge
April 18th, 2010
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FEATURED: Civic Engagement and Educational Progress in Young Adulthood

by Andrea Finlay and Connie Flanagan September 2009 In CIRCLE working paper (#67) and factsheet “Civic Engagement and Educational Progress in Young Adulthood”, the authors find that young adults (those between the ages of 16 and 30 at baseline) who make academic progress over a four-year period are also more likely to participate in civic Read More >

September 21st, 2009
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Disparities in Turnout and Civic Education

New CIRCLE Research Reveals Higher Income School Districts Offer More Opportunities to Learn about Politics and Citizenship February 2008 Although half of young Americans ages 18-29 have never enrolled in college, 79 percent of the young voters on Super Tuesday attended college, according to new CIRCLE research. This gap was also evident in youth turnout Read More >

February 28th, 2008
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Peter Levine at NASPA in Boston

CIRCLE director Peter Levine discusses the Millennials Talk Politics report at the NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) conference in Boston.

Categories: Research Topics
February 13th, 2008
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