Mental health support, better remote instruction and a focus on vulnerable students -- high schoolers are pressing legislatures and school boards to make their appeals heard.
By Charlotte West, The Hechinger Report
Two years ago, the 240-year-old American Academy of Arts and Sciences created a bipartisan commission to analyze the state of American democracy. The group is now issuing a report detailing 31 recommendations for how to strengthen it. Two of the…
Over the last 15 years, local newspapers across the U.S. have lost more than $35 billion in advertising revenue and half of their staffs, while at least 2,000 news outlets have shuttered during that time, according to a new study…
By PBS NewsHour
American democratic institutions are under attack, and Americans' trust in one another and in key institutions -- the media, government, and the courts -- is at historic lows.
By Robert Putnam, John Bridgeland
By Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg and Felicia Sullivan for The Conversation
Like older voters, young ones were divided by the 2016 presidential election. A recent study of millennial voters by Tufts University found that young people had starkly different opinions about politics and civic institutions based on race,…
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will aim to encourage civic engagement and use of technology to solve problems, like helping poor families get diapers for their children, when he appears at an annual tech festival in Austin, Texas. Obama's appearance…
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