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Faith Perspectives: When viewpoints differ

In reflecting on this, Post-Dispatch reporter Chuck Raasch made an interesting observation (“How do you teach civics in a divided time,” October 1). He noted that we live in an age “where the country ... read more

‘Ignatian Family Teach-In’ poses a contrast to the divided American family

In the twilight of the 2018 campaign season, you would be hard pressed to ... whether this evil is displayed publicly for all to see or deeply buried in the recesses of our hearts.” When juxtaposed ... read more

A How-to Book for Wielding Civic Power

Liu, who founded Citizen University, a nonprofit citizen participation organization in Seattle, teaches citizens to do just that. He has also traveled the country, searching across the partisan divide ... read more

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How to teach history (and how not to)

At a time ... do not teach like Will Colglazier or the cartoon figure teacher in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” Colglazier is an exception, albeit according to the journalist, one who joins many others ... read more


The Need for Civics Education

For our members and for all educators, I’m hoping they can answer two fundamental questions: How do we teach about democratic citizenship when democracy is at risk, and how do we build a new sense of ... read more

Most public schools teach everything but morals. Is it time for this to change?

Some have argued that many parents aren't even teaching morals anymore. The late cultural critic Allan Bloom wrote that many American parents have lost control over their children’s moral education ... read more

The Ten-Dollar Founding Father Without a Father: Teaching and Learning With ‘Hamilton’

Teaching ideas based on New York Times content ... drawn from real events in history or the lives of real people, do you especially admire? How have they shaped how you view that person, time or place ... read more

How This Chicago Nonprofit Is Changing Education As We Know It

Changing the way educators teach ... Do you have outside organizations working with you? Lockett: Yes, simultaneously, we are building supply, as we fuel innovation, incubate new ideas and galvanize ... read more

How Harvard Is Teaching Resistance

While deep fault lines have long divided America, the shifts our democracy ... The Brief Newsletter Sign up to receive the top stories you need to know right now. View Sample Sign Up Now 1. Do Know ... read more

Lessons from a Chicago school merger: Race, resilience, and an end-of-the-year resignation

As the adults around her worried about what and how they would teach, Kiara Caref had a ... with students going through hard time. “I have a smile on my face and I’m here to hold your hand, to talk to ... read more

How a focus on national service can unify our divided country

Particularly at a time of ... did you do your year of service?” And employers throughout the land should be encouraged, when possible, to defer start dates for new hires until they finish their ... read more

A Delicate Balance

Teaching ideas based on New York ... How prominent an issue do you think race is in national or international news? To order The New York Times for your classroom, click here. Civics Standard 9- ... read more



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