Revitalizing Civics Education in American Schools

6/8/2018
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Revitalizing Civics Education in American Schools

Millions of American students and adults continue to be unfamiliar with how their government works, leading experts to sound the alarm about a civics education crisis and call for its revitalization.  State legislators, educators and civic-minded organizations are working to reverse this trend with the hope of reinvigorating American civics. This webinar will explore the general state of civics knowledge and education in the United State and highlight some of the work state legislators are undertaking to address the civics education and engagement in their states

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Speakers

  • Elizabeth C. Matto, Ph.D., associate research professor and director of the Center for Youth Political Participation at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University. 
  • Ben Erwin, research analyst with NCSL. 
  • Bryan Barash, deputy chief of staff for policy and general counsel, Office of Massachusetts Senate President Harriette Chandler (D)