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Weekly News Roundup

This Week in Civics: Rock the Vote and More Kid Governors

Man holding a sign saying, "Register Early to Vote"

Towards the end of the week, I like to take a moment to reflect on what’s happening around the country (and sometimes the world) with regards to civics education. So here’s a look at some news articles from this week. This week we’ve got an expansion of an elementary civics program, a new effort by […]

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This Week in Civics: More States Go Down the Testing Road

Drawing of a chalkboard with the word "Test" written in chalk and underlined.

Each week, I like to take a moment to reflect on what’s happening around the country (and sometimes the world) with regards to civics education. So here’s a look at some news articles from the past week. The common theme this week: testing. More States Move Towards Requiring the Citizenship Test My google alert this […]

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This Week in Civics: Should Voting Be Required?

Rand Paul at the Voting Booth. Should voting be required?

Every week, I take a moment to look back over news and op-eds related to civics education to see what’s going on around the country (and sometimes the world). Let’s dive in and see what’s going on. Should Voting Be Required? The Times of Trenton published an editorial titled, “To protect democracy, every adult in […]

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This Week in Civics: Road to Autocracy, Generation Citizen, and Columbus

The Oklahoma Statehouse with the title, "Generation Citizen, Columbus, and Autocracy"

Every week, I take a moment to look back over the week’s news and op-eds related to civics education to see what’s going on around the country (and sometimes the world). This week was a slow news week, so it’s going to be a quick recap. Let’s dive in and see what’s going on. Another […]

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This Week in Civics: Debate Rages in Nebraska and a Youth Forum in NH

Group of tenants protest conditions in their housing

Each week, I like to look back on news related to civics education and highlight some of the more interesting and timely articles from around the country. This week, it seems like a lot of the news revolves around what’s going on in Nebraska with their State Board of Education, but there’s also an interesting […]

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This Week in Civics: Oregon PD, Illinois Laws, and Voter Turnout in VA

A Rock the Vote logo design

Each week, I like to look back on news related to civics education and highlight some of the interesting and informative articles from around the country. This week, we’ve got an international story, more news from Oregon, a political debate in Illinois, and some interesting data about youth voter turnout. So without further ado, let’s […]

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This Week in Civics: A Kid Governor, a Spanish Civics Game, and More

Boy Sitting at a Desk with a Globe and holding Markers.

This week in civics news, there was the typical collection of op-eds in favor of more civics education as well as citizenship testing. But there were two interesting bits of news as well – one involving a kid governor and another involving a new Spanish resource for teaching civics. So read on to find out […]

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This Week in Civics: Youth Voting in Teen Vogue and Civic Readiness in Nebraska

A wordcloud about citizenship

Each week, I like to sort through the various news articles, op-eds, and columns related to civics education and highlight what’s going on around the country. The lead article this week relates to a topic I’ve talked about quite a bit in the last few week’s – a 16 year old voting age. From there, […]

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This Week in Civics: A New Hampshire Controversy and a New Massachusetts Legislator

Andy Vargas, new state rep in Massachusetts.

Here’s a quick round-up of civics education news and columns from around the country this week. There’s a controversy in New Hampshire, a couple of columns from Texas and Minnesota, proposed legislation in Nebraska, and a new legislator in Massachusetts. Civics Education and Curriculum in Texas For the second week in a row, I read […]

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This Week in Civics: Civics in Action, Youth Voting, and the Russians

Picture of the Jefferson Memorial at night from across the Potomac.

Here’s a quick round-up of news articles and columns from around the country this week related to civics education. One article focuses on civics in action through project based learning in Florida. Another focuses on a push to lower the voting age in New York. And a third suggests that our failure to focus on […]

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