For A Conference Of Thought Leaders To Explore Specific Current Problems In The U.S. Democracy
Type of SupportGeneral Support/Program
Generation Citizen (GC) is a non-profit working to ensure that every student in the United States receives an effective action civics education. In partnership with The Ford Foundation, in January 2014, GC will organize and host a convening of thought leaders, policy makers, funders and practitioners to focus on the role of education in improving and renewing our democracy. Through this conference, and the subsequent follow-up, GC will comprehensively explore the influence that current problems in our democracy, including political polarization, a changing media environment, and inequality, have had in K-12 education, and in turn, how young people can help tackle and improve these issues; questions of interest to both Education Program and the Madison initiative.
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for support of organizational diversity, equity and inclusion capacity to advance educational equity
for a research-practice partnership to test theories of diffusion and scaled impact
Generation Citizen, which promotes civics education for all U.S. students, will form a new research-practice partnership with Oklahoma City Public Schools and Tufts University’s Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement. This new partnership, called the Oklahoma City Education Research Alliance, seeks to scale collaborative project-based learning in the locale. This work will benefit school districts by presenting an approach that can be readily adopted in other places and by introducing new theory about the spread of innovative practices.