Highlights of American Democracy

On October 2, 2017, in Civic Education and Citizenship, by Jim Shon

Highlights of American Democracy Briefing

Has Public Education Lost its Way?

On February 26, 2017, in Civic Education and Citizenship, K-12, School Reform, STEM, by Jim Shon

We have some great teachers and great public schools.  But are old ideas and structures holding us back?   LOSING OUR WAY IN PUBLIC EDUCATION

Youth Voting Report – Education Commission of the States. (Source: ECS December 2015)

On December 23, 2015, in Civic Education and Citizenship, K-12, by Shannon Hillman

Review of National Civic Education Strategies for young voters. Youth Voting: State and City Approaches for Early Civic Engagement. Find this report here.    

The Citizen Preschooler (Source: The Atlantic, August 2015)

On August 6, 2015, in Civic Education and Citizenship, by Shannon Hillman

  From the Atlantic comes a look at Harvard’s Project Zero, which aims to instill democratic values in children as young as Preschool. Find the article on the Atlantic’s website.

Every Student a Citizen (Source: NCLCE, July 2015)

On August 6, 2015, in Civic Education and Citizenship, by Shannon Hillman

Read the latest blog entry by former legislators Lyla Berg and Jim Shon, as they further explore the shortfalls of current civic education and look as to what can be done to improve the situation. Find it on the NCLCE website here.

Interview with Lyla Berg on the Democratic Mission of Schools (Source: Think Tech Hawaii; July 2015)

On August 6, 2015, in Civic Education and Citizenship, Think Tech, by Shannon Hillman

Host Jim Shon interviews former teacher, principal, legislator and founder of ‘Kids Voting’ (and all round interesting person) Lyla Berg on the importance of Civic Education in schools and how it pertains to society. See the YouTube Interview here.

Report on ECS Denver 2015 Conference

On July 28, 2015, in Civic Education and Citizenship, News & Events, School Reform, by Shannon Hillman

Earlier this month, HEPC Director, Jim Shon, attended the annual Education Commission of the States Conference held in Denver. Read his summary and analysis of the conference. Report on ECS Denver 2015 Conference

The Civics Education Initiative of 2015 (Source: ECS, 2015)

On June 23, 2015, in Civic Education and Citizenship, by Shannon Hillman

Ensuring all students are taught basic civics and learn to be ready for active, engaged citizenship is a goal that both sides of the aisle can agree upon. The means to that goal is hotly debated. A new report from Education Commission of the States takes a look at what is happening in the states.

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