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Dream of a Nation - This website is both a book and student engagement initiative that is focused on solutions to some of our nation’s most pressing civics and environmental challenges. The content was developed by more than 60 thought leaders and organizations, and the 450-page book and lesson plans currently are being used in schools, colleges, and universities across the country. The lesson plans, free for download from the educators portal, are aligned with state standards and the Common Core. ...

American Youth Policy Forum - This nonprofit, nonpartisan professional development organization based in Washington, D.C., provides learning opportunities for policymakers, practitioners and researchers working on youth and education issues at the national, state and local levels. AYPF's goal is to enable participants to become more effective in the development, enactment and implementation of sound policies affecting the nation's young people by providing information, insights and networks to better understand the development of healthy and successful young people, productive workers and participating citizens in a democratic society....

Forum for Education and Democracy - The Forum for Education and Democracy is a national education "action tank" committed to the public, democratic role of public education: The preparation of engaged and thoughtful democratic citizens....

Innovations in Civic Participation - Innovations in Civic Participation supports the development of innovative high-quality youth civic engagement policies and programs in the U.S. and around the world. ...

The International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement - The National Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement is an international, non-profit organization devoted to promoting research and the discussion about service-learning and community engagement....

The National Conference on Citizenship - The National Conference on Citizenship (NCC) tracks, measures and promotes civic participation and engagement in partnership with other organizations on a bipartisan, collaborative basis. NCC focuses on ways to enhance history and civics education, encourage national and community service, and promote greater participation in the political process....

Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools - The Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools is a coalition of 40 organizations committed to improving the quality and quantity of civic learning in American schools. The Campaign's goal is to increase and improve civic learning in grades K-12 by working for policies that implement the recommendations of the Civic Mission of Schools report. This includes efforts to bring about changes in national, state and local education policy....

Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) - The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) conducts research on the civic and political engagement of young Americans....

CIVNET - CIVNET is a worldwide online civic education community of civic educators, scholars, policymakers, civic-minded journalists, nongovernmental organizations and other individuals promoting civic education all over the world. ...

NCSL's Civic Education Legislation Database - This database offers details on recent and pending civic education legislation from the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Trust for Representative Democracy....

National Alliance for Civic Education (NACE) - This Web site provides information on numerous areas of civic education, including "Civic Requirements and Guidelines," an excellent overview of the issue, current civics education initiatives and developments in the states, NACE task forces on targeted components of civics education, and references – both recommended reading and other organizations – to learn more on a variety of topics within civics education....

Center for Civic Education - The center is a national nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that assists K-12 schools in implementing curricula to teach students about civics and citizenship, as well as professional development programs and summer training sessions to prepare teachers, college faculty and curricular supervisors to impart this information. This site offers publications, curricular materials, research and evaluation, and a teacher resource section....


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