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The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) launched a program called ‘Growing Voters’ which aims to not only engage 18-19-year-old voters around election time, but give them a comprehensive election education, starting at an early age. It found that “... we’re missing an opportunity to instill civic habits early in life and to tackle disparities in access before they become harder to address...” CIRCLE hoped this effort would reduce the voting gap between this block and the rest of the ‘youth’ (18-29) voters.  

CIRCLE found that facilitative voting and early registration policies can be beneficial in increasing the youth vote, a specific example being online voter registration. Another possibility is to allow youth to be involved in and inform the election process, such as through serving as election judges or poll workers. A robust and required civics education can greatly increase voter turnout among youths.  

Colorado and Nevada are two states that have done a particularly good job at implementing many of these measures while having competitive elections, and as such have among the highest youth voter turnouts.   

To read the full article published by CIRCLE, click here 

The 2020 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting brings together different members of the higher education field with the goal of ensuring all students graduate from their universities and colleges with the abilities to be informed and engaged citizens. The conference discusses ways to increase civic capacities: civic ethos, civic literacy and skill building, civic inquiry, civic action, and civic agency.  

CLDE 2020 has opened their call for program proposals. It is asked that presentations focus on a question from the CLDE Theory of Change. Proposals will be accepted until January 31, 2020.  

The CLDE 2020 will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota from June 3-6, 2020. Find out more information here. 

Campus Compact Indiana created ‘Best Practices in Assessing Community Engagement’ (BPACE) as a tool for educators and students that has brought together many different ideas and approaches to community engagement.  

As a part of the online course ‘Civic Learning During College,’ participants will develop and implement an assessment plan, focused on how to incorporate a civic dimension to student learning. The course will help students understand how different civic outcomes apply to their work, what assessments work best and how to implement them.  

This course is 100% online and involves no in person meetings or travelling. The deadline to enroll: November 29, 2019. For more information, click here 

On November 6th from 8-11:45am at the Newseum, the Atlantic and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University are hosting an upcoming event to discuss the role and implementation of civic education in our democracy.

Two of the main topics at the event will be ‘Is civics education a constitutional right’ and ‘can we fix democracy in the classroom?’ Speakers at the event include the presidents of Johns Hopkins University, Howard University, and Davidson College, as well as Ahmed Sesay, a recent high school graduate who is taking these ideas to court.

This event is open to both students and faculty. Click here for more information on the event and to find out how to register.

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