Civic Education

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    RAND Review: March-April 2016

    This issue highlights RAND research on new ways to measure wellbeing in cities; effects of cigarette advertising on teens; supermarkets in so-called "food deserts"; the decline of civics education in American schools; and more.

    Feb 29, 2016

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    Strengthening Our Democracy Starts in School

    The teaching of civics and other social studies courses has hit hard times in most states, driven in part by accountability systems that reward schools for math and reading scores. Yet civic education is critical to the stability of our democracy and seems warranted now more than ever.

    Dec 17, 2015

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    Nine Lessons on How to Teach 21st Century Skills and Knowledge

    Despite widespread agreement among parents, educators, employers and policymakers worldwide that students need skills like critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork and creativity, these skills are stubbornly difficult to teach and learn, write Anna R. Saavedra and V. Darleen Opfer.

    Oct 19, 2012

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    Raising the Bar: An Interview with California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye

    California's 28th chief justice discusses the importance of collaborative courts, her efforts to help the judiciary deal with the state's budget crisis, and the importance of civics education.

    Sep 21, 2012

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    A Conversation with the Chief Justice of California, Tani Cantil-Sakauye

    In April 2012, RAND presented, as part of its Distinguished Speaker Series, A Conversation with the Chief Justice of California, Tani Cantil-Sakauye. The Chief Justice shared her insights on a range of issues, including, among others, innovative technologies that have been shown to improve efficiencies in the judicial system, funding and resources for the judicial branch in an era of extreme budget cuts, civics education, and diversity on the bench.

    Apr 17, 2012

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    Overview of Research Literature Finds Positive Effects of Education on Community

    A review of existing research prepared for a group of Santa Monica community and school leaders finds strong evidence of a positive correlation between education and community health, as measured through data on crime, employment and earnings, housing values and tax revenues.

    Jul 29, 2008

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    Doug Irving

    Communications Analyst

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    Rachel Perera

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.A. in policy analysis, Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University; B.A. in political science and history, Hofstra University