Report finds little focus on civics education in U.S. schools

10/10/2012 | Education Week

Instruction and testing in civics and government is lacking in many U.S. schools, according to a new report released Wednesday by the nonprofit Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE). Researchers cited a focus on other subjects under No Child Left Behind and other federal policies for the lack of assessments in civics and social studies. The report found, however, that 39 states require at least one high-school course in government or civics to graduate, though students' achievement in the courses is not measured on statewide tests.

View Full Article in:

Education Week

Published in Briefs:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Education

Job Title Company Location
K-12 Teachers Needed at Int’l Schools
The International Educator
Multiple Locations
Learning Assessment Specialist at India's Leading K12 Education Enterprise
XSEED Education (India)
Gurgaon (New Delhi Area)
RFP Specialist, Contract Position
ASCD
Alexandria, VA
Program Officer, Teacher Development
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
Moorestown, NJ
DIRECTOR OF HEALTH AND CULTURE
BOULDER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Boulder, CO