News and PUBLICATIONS

DKP virtual workshop series supporting deeper civic learning in classrooms kicks off for the 2022-23 School year on Oct 25, 2022 from  4-6 pm with " Deeper Civic Learning through Student-Led Projects: A Project-Based Learning Approach

September 27, 2022
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MA Dept of Elementary & Secondary Education recognizes DKP's 5th grade unit as one of two core curricular materials in K-5 social studies to meet DESE’s basic expectations in standards alignment, usability, & cultural responsiveness

September 27, 2022
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Usable Knowledge article featuring The Democratic Knowledge Project White Paper: A Call to More Equitable Learning: How Next-Generation Badging Improves Education for All

August 25, 2022
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New publication by Danielle Allen, David Kidd, and Ariana Zetlin of the DKP proposes a next-generation badging approach for measuring, recording, and reporting student learning.

August 23, 2022
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Join the DKP team! We have an opening for a one-year post-graduate fellow in the area of school-family engagement around in-school civic learning, with a particular focus on youth participatory research.

May 11, 2022
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New Article "Abruptly Shifting to More Authenticity: How Three Civics Teachers Leveraged Technology to Engage Their Students at the Beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic" by Leslie Duhaylongsod, Ariana Zetlin, Lisa Utzinger Shen & Danielle Allen

March 29, 2022
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DKP virtual workshop series supporting deeper civic learning in classrooms continues March 15, 4-6 pm with " Truth and Empowerment: Approaches to Teaching Histories of Oppression and Resistance"

March 15, 2022
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DKP virtual workshop series supporting deeper civic learning in classrooms continues Feb 15, 4-6 pm with "Discussions Across Differences: How to Talk through Educational Dilemmas and Develop Facilitation Skills for Difficult Conversations in the Classroom"

February 15, 2022
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U.S. News & World Report: Teaching Civics After Jan. 6

January 11, 2022
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DKP virtual workshop series supporting deeper civic learning in classrooms launches Jan 13, 2022 4:00-6:00 pm EST with "Deeper Civic Learning through Student-Led Projects: A Project-Based Learning Approach"

December 20, 2021
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Chaebong Nam has a new article "Jane Addams on Civic Education: Hull-House’s Pluralistic Civic Inquiry for Egalitarian Relations" in The Social Studies

December 9, 2021
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New Publication by Lisa Shen and Danielle Allen: Eighth-Grade Civics Teachers on Student Engagement with Race

November 2, 2021
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Massachusetts Curricular Materials Guide to Grade 8 Civics: MA Dept of Elementary and Secondary Education recognizes DKP's 8th grade civics curriculum "Civic Engagement in Our Democracy" as one of the strongest curricular materials

October 4, 2021
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Education Next: A new forum brings together scholars and practitioners, including Harvard professor Danielle Allen and Cambridge Public Schools Director of Social Studies Adrienne Stang, offering guidance on teaching about slavery in America

September 21, 2021
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Harvard Crimson: Harvard Professors Allen, Kamensky Help Develop Roadmap for U.S. Civics Reform

March 5, 2021
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Washington Post: Our democracy is ailing. Civics education has to be part of the cure.

March 2, 2021
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Wall Street Journal: America Needs History and Civics Education to Promote Unity

March 1, 2021
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Harvard Magazine: A Roadmap for Reforming Civic Education

March 1, 2021
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Harvard Gazette: Redrawing the civics education roadmap

March 1, 2021
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Tufts CIRCLE: The State of Civic Education in Massachusetts

December 1, 2020
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Amanpour and Company: How to Strengthen Our Democracy? “Common Purpose” Says Danielle Allen

October 20, 2020
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Teachers College Record: Uncovering Implicit Learning Theories in the Humanities - A Study of Grantmaking at Illinois Humanities

October 15, 2020
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EdNext Podcast: Teaching the Declaration of Independence with a Video Game

October 14, 2020
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Harvard EdCast: The Role of Education in Democracy

October 7, 2020
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Middle Level Learning: Harness Student Choice-making via a Q-Sort Activity

September 1, 2020
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Studies in Educational Evaluation: Ethics across the curriculum - Detecting and describing emergent trends in ethics education

July 17, 2020
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Our Common Purpose: Reinventing American Democracy Report, Co-Chaired by Danielle Allen

July 16, 2020
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Vox: The radicalism of the American Revolution — and its lessons for today

July 3, 2020
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Library of Congress: Library of Congress to Award Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity to Danielle Allen

June 22, 2020
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New York Times: Danielle Allen Wins Re-Envisioned Kluge Humanities Prize

June 22, 2020
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School Library Connection: Student Voice with the 10 Questions for Young Changemakers

June 1, 2020
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Usable Knowledge: Called to Action

April 8, 2020
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Harvard Gazette: Reframing Civics Education

February 4, 2020
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Government Information Quarterly: Human moderation for deliberative engagement in an eRulemaking discussion

January 1, 2020
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Mass Humanities: Profile on Danielle Allen

November 14, 2019
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Eagle-Tribune: Becoming Civic Agents

October 23, 2019
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Boston Globe: If we want democracy to endure, shouldn't we know something about it?

October 1, 2019
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Ezra Klein Show: An Inspiring Conversation About Democracy with Danielle Allen

September 30, 2019
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Washington Post: Here’s one more question parents should think about during back-to-school season

September 1, 2019
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Ed. Magazine: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of a Video Game

September 1, 2016
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The Democratic Knowledge Project is an initiative of the Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University.