March 05, 2021
The Educating for American Democracy Initiative (EAD) released the Roadmap to Educating for American Democracy this week. This Roadmap is a groundbreaking framework for guidance and inquiry that school districts and educators can use to transform history and civics education for all K-12 students. CBI Managing Director Stacie Smith worked closely with the Executive Committee to design and facilitate the deliberations of a diverse and cross-ideological 32-person Steering Committee and helped guide engagement of a national network of more than 300 scholars, educators, practitioners, and students from a diversity of perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences to develop the Roadmap.
Read more about EAD and view the Roadmap here. EAD Executive Committee members Danielle Allen, professor and political theorist at Harvard University, and Paul Carrese, founding director of the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership at Arizona State University, wrote this op-ed on the initiative featured in the Washington Post. Allen was also interviewed by PBS Newshour about the Roadmap, view here.
The EAD initiative was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the U.S. Department of Education through a grant to iCivics in collaboration with Harvard University, Tufts University, CIRCLE, and Arizona State University.