Weekly News Roundup

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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Civic Spotlight

Civic Spotlight: Teaching Political Engagement Inside and Outside the Classroom

Picture of the Eagleton Institute of Politics and the CYPP Logo with "Revolutionary" in front.

This week’s civic educator spotlight is written by Elizabeth Matto, a professor at Rutgers University. Do you have a story to tell? We’d love to hear it – so head over to the submission guidelines and drop me a line. Civic engagement education doesn’t end with high school graduation. In fact, the college campus serves […]

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Resources

Teaching Civics with Episode 7 of The Mayor: Here Comes the Governor

Mayor Courtney Rose on a shooting range with the Governor.

This week, episode seven of The Mayor aired. In this episode, “Here Comes the Governor,” Courtney Rose entertains the Governor on a trip to Fort Grey. He also wrestles with the challenge of “playing the game” while staying true to himself. The show is an interesting and relatable way to expose students to issues related […]

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Weekly News Roundup

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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Weekly News Roundup

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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