Studying Political Engagement in Higher Education

Tuesday, April, 1st, 2014 CIRCLE Newsletter

The National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement is groundbreaking research on voting rates on college campuses across America.  ***** College campuses across the country support civic learning experiences for their students, but to what extent do these experiences promote student political learning and engagement in democracy? New research from Tisch College and our Center Read More

CIRCLE Analyzes Youth Turnout in Recent Elections

Monday, December, 2nd, 2013 CIRCLE

As part of its industry-leading work studying the civic education and political engagement of the nation’s young people, the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement released a day-after analysis of youth turnout in the November 5 gubernatorial elections in New Jersey and Virginia. CIRCLE’s calculations, based on exit polls and the Read More

CIRCLE Releases Influential Report on Civic Education

Tuesday, October, 15th, 2013 CIRCLE

On October 9, CIRCLE’s Commission on Youth Voting and Civic Knowledge released a groundbreaking report with brand-new findings about youth turnout and civic education, along with vital recommendations to help improve the knowledge and engagement of young people.

CIRCLE Changes the Dialogue About Elections

Monday, July, 1st, 2013 CIRCLE

Following the 2012 election, Tisch College’s Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) evaluated the effectiveness of several projects intended to inform and engage voters. Supported by grants from the Democracy Fund, these efforts included exposing voters to alternative points of view and reducing the influence of deceptive political communications. CIRCLE Read More

CIRCLE Lead Researcher Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg Speaks at White House

Monday, May, 6th, 2013 CIRCLE

CIRCLE Lead Research Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg recently spoke at a White House conference on girls’ leadership and civic education. The purpose of the conference was to discuss how to close the gender gap in public leadership by educating and engaging young people. Below are the her full remarks: Just decades ago women and our advocates fought Read More

CIRCLE working paper explores landscape of digital tools and civic education

Monday, April, 1st, 2013 CIRCLE

With support from the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, CIRCLE recently released New and Alternative Assessments, Digital Badges, and Civics: An Overview of Emerging Themes and Promising Directions. This working paper explores the landscape of alternative assessments with an eye towards how these emerging tools might influence civic education. What is alternative assessment? CIRCLE research Read More