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Citizenship and civic education in the news

A round-up of citizenship and civic education happenings:

  • The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) has released a new report: “The Engaged Citizen Index: Examining the Racial and Ethnic Civic and Political Engagement of Young Adults.”
  • Need an example of bad citizenship? Slate’s Joel Warner writes about his effort to use jury-selection science to get out of jury duty.
  • Yesterday, the House Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy held a hearing on H.R. 2268, which proposes “to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide that Washington’s Birthday be observed on February 22 [the day of his actual birth], rather than the third Monday in February, of each year.”
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