Recent Items

May 1, 2024

New Kappan article by Natalie Sew, Adrianne Billingham Bock, and Danielle Allen: “Creating Student Leaders Through Civics”

April 19, 2024

Research article co-authored by Nam Chaebong and David Kidd has been published: "How young people get from voice to influence for change: exploring the relations between tactical choices and civic efficacy"


March 5, 2024

Position Opportunity with DKP Launch

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February 29, 2024

New Article from the Harvard Gazette:‘Harvard Thinking’: Our democracy problem


February 1, 2024

Exciting news from the DKP - announcing the MA DKP Launch Program!

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December 1, 2023

EdEthics is looking to hire a Curriculum Fellow to support the development of professional learning for educators seeking to address hard histories and current controversies in their classrooms and to hold complex conversations across lines of difference.

Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Ethics

November 30, 2023

The Design Studio for Ethics and Civics Pedagogy at the Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Ethics (ELSCE) at Harvard University seeks to fill an 18 month post-graduate fellowship to research educators’ ethics and civics learning.

November 8, 2023

New Article from the Harvard Gazette on Danielle Allen's talk “Bringing Democracy Back from the Brink: A Strategic Vision and Call to Action.”

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October 20, 2023

Faculty Associate, Dr. Jane Kamensky, has been appointed as the new President of Monticello by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation.

September 28, 2023

Judy Woodruff talks with DKP Faculty Director Danielle Allen on PBS Newshour about her ideas for reinventing American Democracy

September 14, 2023

Join in for a crucial discussion on the implications and solutions for lifelong civic learning. Co-hosted by iCivics. This event will take place on October 5 from 11am-12:15pm EDT

June 29, 2023

New Article Featuring Meira Levinson, titled “What Is Educational Ethics? A Teacher Turned Harvard Prof Explains”

May 30, 2023

New Article Published by Usable Knowledge featuring the Democratic Knowledge Project “Rebuilding Civic Education”

February 12, 2023

New Article Published by SAGE “Who am I and what do I care about? Supporting civic identity development in civic education”

January 11, 2023

New Article Featuring Educating for American Democracy

January 10, 2023

NEH Invests in Implementation of Roadmap to Educating for American Democracy

November 8, 2022

Danielle Allen speaks with the Harvard Gazette on why we should let Congress grow again to meaningfully shift in shape with the population.

November 1, 2022

XQ Institute interviews Danielle Allen on Why Badging Offers a Better Way to Document Student Learning

September 27, 2022

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

August 25, 2022

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 23, 2022

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.

March 29, 2022

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

January 11, 2022

U.S. News & World Report: Teaching Civics After Jan. 6

December 9, 2021

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

November 2, 2021

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

October 4, 2021

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

September 21, 2021

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

March 5, 2021

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

March 2, 2021

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

March 1, 2021

Wall Street Journal: America Needs History and Civics Education to Promote Unity

March 1, 2021

Harvard Magazine: A Roadmap for Reforming Civic Education

March 1, 2021

Harvard Gazette: Redrawing the civics education roadmap

December 1, 2020

Tufts CIRCLE: The State of Civic Education in Massachusetts

October 20, 2020

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

October 15, 2020

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

October 14, 2020

EdNext Podcast: Teaching the Declaration of Independence with a Video Game

October 7, 2020

Harvard EdCast: The Role of Education in Democracy

September 1, 2020

Middle Level Learning: Harness Student Choice-making via a Q-Sort Activity

July 17, 2020

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

July 16, 2020

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

July 3, 2020

Vox: The radicalism of the American Revolution — and its lessons for today

June 22, 2020

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

June 22, 2020

New York Times: Danielle Allen Wins Re-Envisioned Kluge Humanities Prize

June 1, 2020

School Library Connection: Student Voice with the 10 Questions for Young Changemakers

April 8, 2020

Usable Knowledge: Called to Action

February 4, 2020

Harvard Gazette: Reframing Civics Education

January 1, 2020

Government Information Quarterly: Human moderation for deliberative engagement in an eRulemaking discussion

November 14, 2019

Mass Humanities: Profile on Danielle Allen

October 23, 2019

Eagle-Tribune: Becoming Civic Agents

October 1, 2019

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

September 30, 2019

Ezra Klein Show: An Inspiring Conversation About Democracy with Danielle Allen

September 1, 2019

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

September 1, 2016

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