How to improve civics education

07/1/2013 | Hometown News Group (Sun Prairie, Wis.)

Civics education continues to be a challenge in U.S. schools, with scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress largely stagnant, according to Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers and Ann Walsh Bradley, state co-chairwoman of the iCivics program. In this commentary, Evers and Bradley highlight key practices for improving civics education, including direct instruction, discussion of current events and service learning. "By incorporating these practices into the existing K-12 curriculum, districts can increase student opportunities in learning civic responsibility and community involvement," they write.

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