Monthly Archives: April 2015

media literacy education article

Facebook19 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 19This is just out today: Levine, P. (2014). Media Literacy for the 21st Century. A Response to “The Need for Media Education in Democratic Education.” Democracy and Education, 23 (1), Article 15. It’s an invited response to … Continue reading

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CIRCLE’s release on today’s Civics results

Facebook12 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 1223% of 8th-Graders “Proficient” in Civics According to Nation’s Report Card Released Today Today’s Release Shows Inequality in Civics Education, Serious Gaps by Racial and Economic Backgrounds Reflecting Unequal Education Medford/Somerville, MA – Today, the Federal Government … Continue reading

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the struggle to control images from Baltimore

Facebook76 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 76There is a struggle underway to influence how Baltimore is portrayed visually to America. My news feed is full of images like the one above–of peaceful protests or hardworking Baltimoreans cleaning up the streets. I doubt many … Continue reading

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learning exchanges at Frontiers of Democracy

Facebook11 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 11There is still space for registrants at Frontiers of Democracy 2015, and we have just posted a preliminary list of the interactive concurrent sessions, or “learning exchanges.” More details here, but the headings are: Additive/Replacement Engagement Organized … Continue reading

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the Clinton Foundation and the new gift economy

Facebook5 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 5The Atlantic’s David Graham describes the “forthcoming book by Peter Schweizer [that] has excited the political world with allegations of quid pro quos, in which foreign governments gave to the Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton, then serving … Continue reading

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job openings in civic renewal (9)

Facebook10 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 10This is the ninth in a series of occasional posts with lists of open positions: Executive Director, Opportunity Nation: “Opportunity Nation is a bipartisan, multi-sector national campaign comprised of more than 300 employers, educational institutions, faith-based and … Continue reading

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Joe Kahne on the citizenship test movement

Facebook17 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 17Several states are requiring high school students to pass the US naturalization test in order to graduate. I credit the very well-intentioned sponsors of these bills with raising attention to civics and provoking a healthy discussion. I … Continue reading

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Facebook7 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 7Eight with twenty-one zeros. That’s how many Letters and numbers, dots, jots, tittles and clicks Our chatty species sent around this year– More than in a score of generations past. Into that wind-whipped Sonoran, I cast These … Continue reading

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pay-for-success in government

Facebook9 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 9Let’s say you represent a program that would really save the government money as well as serving a social need. For instance, your program can cut the number of felonies, thereby saving $31,000 per person/per year in … Continue reading

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the Millennials’ political values in context

Facebook13 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 13The General Social Survey asked a set of questions about political values or principles twice, in 2004 and 2014. The questions were phrased, “How important is it ….?” and the items included: always to obey the law, always … Continue reading

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