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Violent Kids: Can We Change the Trend?

Every day it seems there is more shocking news about young people killing, committing suicide, or doing both. If violence is a cry for help, what is it that children and teenagers need? How can individuals help reduce the violence? Like the other nonpartisan guides used for citizen deliberations in National Issues Forums, Violent Kids: Can We Change the Trend? can be used by the public, or by professionals who are looking for a quick orientation to a topic. (continue)

Peter Levine’s Blog

Peter Levine is Director of CIRCLE, The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (www.civicyouth.org). CIRCLE conducts and funds research on young people's civic education and participation. Levine is also a Research Scholar at the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy in the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy. He is chair of the executive committee of the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools and a member of the executive committee of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium. Levine's blog primarily covers topics related to youth civic engagement and deliberative democracy. (continue)

Anti-Bias Curriculum: Tools for Empowering Young Children

This resource shows early childhood educators how to examine biases, learn how they influence children, and explore ways to reduce, handle, or even eliminate them. The guide moves beyond multicultural education to creating an anti-bias environment that is developmentally appropriate. Includes a comprehensive bibliography as well as sections on learning about disabilities, gender identity, racial and cultural differences, and how to resist stereotyping. (continue)

Next Steps: Research and Practice to Advance Indian Education

This book is a collection of essays devoted both to education for tribal self-determination and to the need for an approach in education that builds on the strengths of Native languages and culture and the resilience of Native peoples. (continue)

With Diploma in Hand: Hispanic High School Seniors Talk about their Future

Focus groups with Hispanic high school students suggest that some may be derailed on the road to higher education by low expectations from teachers, poor understanding of the admissions processes, and little adult support. (continue)

Learning to Finish (Dropout Prevention Wiki)

This wiki is an effort to foster dialogue between people committed to the idea that a high school diploma means everything to both individuals and communities. A wiki is a type of website that any user can add, edit, or remove information from -- we built the basic website and have handed it over to anyone interested in sharing what they know about the dropout crisis. With categories ranging from alternative education to incentives, from literacy clubs to mentorship, and from parenting education to teen pregnancy, this resource offers numerous opportunities for users to learn from, and contribute to, dialogue on this pressing issue. (continue)

Everyone Ready for School: How Can We Ensure High Quality Early Childhood Programs? Choicework guide

Many families choose to place their children in some of preschool program, but these programs can vary widely in quality. This 2005 Public Agenda Choicework guide explores the question: How can we make sure that all preschools provide safe and enriching environments that do a good job preparing children for school? Based on decades of research and experience concerning how average citizens think and talk about issues, Public Agenda’s Choicework Discussion Starters are designed to help groups and communities talk productively about public problems. Public Agenda’s Choicework guides and […] (continue)