Welcome to the 3rd Annual Massachusetts Civic Learning Week (March 6-10, 2023)!

Civic Learning Week 2023 seeks to highlight the importance of civic education in sustaining and strengthening constitutional democracy in the United States.

By highlighting the civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions that provide the foundation for an informed and engaged populace, Civic Learning Week seeks to further energize the movement for renewed civic education across Massachusetts and the nation.

Join us! Register for the special events here in Massachusetts and on the national stage.

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Monday, March 6 • 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Engaging Students for an Informed Democracy: The Role of K-12 Schools in Growing Voters

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This event is organized by the Tufts University Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE).

Young people want to learn about elections in school and, when they do, they're more likely to vote, engage in their communities, and become engaged and informed members of our self-governing society. Join us for a brief 20 minute research presentation and 25 minute Q&A hosted by CIRCLE on how K-12 schools can play a role in preparing young people for participation in our nation's constitutional democracy. We will share major findings and recommendations from the CIRCLE Growing Voters report about teens' civic learning experiences, or lack thereof, and the role of schools in a paradigm-shifting framework for supporting young people's civic development. We will examine how multiple stakeholders in the K-12 schools ecosystem, including students, teachers, and administrators can work together to support young people's democratic education and participation and outline the practical steps they can take to ensure each and every student, especially those from disadvantaged or marginalized communities, receives a high-quality civic education that prepares them to be engaged members of their community and our democracy.

Please note that an additional registration step is required for this event. Please register for this event here to receive the Zoom meeting details.

Monday March 6, 2023 5:30pm - 6:15pm EST