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Weekly News Roundup

This Week in Civics: An Illinois Classroom and Teaching Impeachment

A chess Board with the white king down. American democracy isn't like chess, it's a game without end.

I have a Google alert set for “civics education,” and every week I like to take some time to review and reflect on a few of the more interesting stories that come through my inbox. This week, there’s an interesting story from Illinois about some civics and social studies teachers trying to teach civil discourse. […]

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This Week in Civics: An NEA Spotlight, New Laws in Colorado and Illinois

The word "Teach" spelled out in blocks. Read about three teachers teaching civics.

Every week, I like to take a moment to highlight stories about civics education from around the country (and sometimes the world). So here’s a quick round up from the first week in September. There’s a great article from the National Education Association in their magazine, NEA Today, highlighting the efforts of three civics educators. […]

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This Week in Civics: A Debate Rages in Nebraska Legislature

The silhouette of a soldier salutes a large American flag as other silhouetted soldiers look on.

Every week, I like to take a minute to look back on what’s happening around the country in civics education. So here’s a quick round up of news articles from this last week of February. The biggest news is a debate raging in the Nebraska legislature. There are also legislative proposals in the Minnesota legislature […]

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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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