Educating for Democracy
Reports and Documents

Understanding a Diverse Generation: Youth Civic Engagement in the United States (PDF)

Guardian of Democracy: The Civic Mission of Schools (Web)

Preparing Students for College, Career and CITIZENSHIP: A California Guide to Align Civic Education and the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects (PDF)

Texas Civic Education Advancement Act (PDF)

Civic Mission of Schools 2.0 Report (PDF)

2016 Conference Proceedings Report (PDF)

Civic Blueprint (PDF)

Conference Report and Civic Blueprint (combined PDFs)

Texas State Board of Education resolution endorsing the Texas Civic Blueprint (PDF)

Letter from Governor Pat Quinn Recognizing the 2016 Democracy Schools (PDF)

Texas Senate Resolution 149: Texas Democracy Schools (PDF)

2016 Chicago Civic Health Index (PDF)

2016 Texas Civic Health Index (PDF)

2016 Faculty Survey: Civic Education in Texas High Schools (PDF)

2016 Annual Convening Recap (PDF)

2012 Annual Convening Recap (PDF)

Civic Mission of Schools Report (PDF)

Educating for Democracy: Lessons from Chicago (PDF)

Paths to 21st Century Competencies Through Civic Education Classrooms (PDF)

No Excuses: Eleven Schools and the Districts That Make Preparing Students for Citizenship a Priority, and How Others Can Do It, Too (PDF)

Conference Presentations:
The Educating for Democracy conference featured presentations by well-known individuals with a passion for advancing the cause of civic education in Texas high schools. View a copy of each presentation:

Hon. Diane P. Wood, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit: Keynote Address

Mike Lawrence, director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Texas University: The Importance of Civic Participation

Ted McConnell, executive director of the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools: Educating for Democracy Conference

Joseph Kahne, Dean of the School of Education and Director of the Civic Engagement Research Group: Creating Civic Opportunities in the Classroom