What We’re Watching: Civic Education and the Common Core

The Manhattan Institute and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History convened a panel earlier this month to address declines in American students’ knowledge of history and civics and to consider these questions:

What are the causes of this decline in civic knowledge? How can they be rectified? What role can the new Common Core State Standards play?

Discussants included:

Tim Bailey, Director, Teaching Literacy Through History Program, Gilder Lehrman Institute
Lynne Munson, President & Executive Director, Common Core
Robert Pondiscio, Executive Director, CitizenshipFirst, an initiative of Democracy Prep
Juan Rangel, Chief Executive Officer, United Neighborhood Organization
Stefanie Sanford, Chief of Global Policy & Advocacy, The College Board

-Education Next

Last Updated


Notify Me When Education Next

Posts a Big Story

Business + Editorial Office

Program on Education Policy and Governance
Harvard Kennedy School
79 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone (617) 496-5488
Fax (617) 496-4428
Email Education_Next@hks.harvard.edu

For subscription service to the printed journal
Phone (617) 496-5488
Email subscriptions@educationnext.org

Copyright © 2024 President & Fellows of Harvard College