Tag: Nebraska

Civic Spotlight

Civic Spotlight: Teaching Controversial Issues in a Red State

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This week’s Civic Spotlight comes from an educator in Nebraska. If you’ve got a story to tell about being a civic educator, head over to the Submissions page. We’d love to hear it and share it with our readers. I live in a very red state. Nebraska’s entire Congressional delegation is Republican, and the state […]

Weekly News Roundup

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

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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 […]


Nebraska is Prioritizing and Defining “Civic Readiness”

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In an age of college and career readiness, Nebraska is making a move to prioritize “civic readiness.” I mentioned in previous weekly news recaps here and here┬áthat the Nebraska State Board of Education was debating a definition of civic readiness. This followed on its decision to include it as a prominent feature in its strategic […]

Weekly News Roundup

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

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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, […]