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Scholars Put Civics in Same Category as Literacy, Math

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 13:44

College-ready, career-ready … and citizenship-ready? Ten papersreleased by the American Enterprise Institute last week make the case that civics education is as critical as literacy and mathematics. They also explore what civics education should look like, how teachers can be prepared to create educated citizens, and future challenges and opportunities in the field.

Justice O'Connor Headlines Chicago Ideas Week Educational Reform Panel

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 15:08

After more than 24 years in the U.S. Supreme Court, former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor now strives to make civics and government more interesting for young children than it was for her growing up in El Paso, Texas.