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Civic Champions

We’ve partnered with the National Association of State Boards of Education to honor educators who are civic leaders in their schools and communities. Learn more…

Civic Champions

Opportunities for educators in Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, and Washington to apply for our first annual awards will be made available by those states in late May or early June!

Civic Champions

The first award winners will be announced in this space on October 16, 2019, the first day of the NASBE Annual Conference!

Issues of opportunity, the common good, and government’s role in promoting each have been fundamental since the founding of the Republic. How they are addressed and who benefits has not always been simple or straightforward, a dynamic that continues to the present day...

The Greek root for "-topia" is "topos," which just means "place," as in "topography." As we map the future, whether technology will produce a utopia, a dystopia, or just what a techtopia is generically--a technology place, a world of tech--is very much in human hands...

It's customary for many publications to wrap up the year with "best of" lists of one kind or another. For each of our standard categories, we present the articles that you liked the best--people's choice--followed by our "editor's choice...

The November elections were like rains in California fire country, or calm blue skies in Florida after a monster tropical depression. When we survive a brush with death in a natural disaster, our task turns to assessing the damage: what's broken, what can be rebuilt,...

People are saying' we can't tax (or spend) our way out of the challenges ahead of us. They're right. To take on problems that seem so much bigger than we are, we can't just eat the pie, we have to make it bigger. We explore...

Announcing the Frank Islam Institute for 21st Century Citizenship, created to address an increasing civic engagement deficit and enhance the concept of citizenship for the challenges and opportunities of our times...