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Ready to Lead 2019

This report, written by Civic with Hart Research Associates for CASEL, is an update of principal's perspectives on how social and emotional learning can prepare children and transform schools. 


Civic (formerly Civic Enterprises) is a bipartisan ideas company specializing in innovative initiatives at the cutting edge of domestic, economic, and international policy.


NEW REPORT: Ready to Lead 2019

October 16, 2019 - Civic and Hart Research Associates, for the Collaborative for

Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), released a new report,

Ready to Lead: A 2019 Update of Principals' Perspectives on How Social and

Emotional Learning Can Prepare Children and Transform Schools. This report shows

that the movement to embed social and emotional learning into every classroom

and school in America has reached a tipping point. Read here

What Works Caucus | Results for America

October 16, 2019 - The new bipartisan Congressional What Works Caucus,

led by U.S. Representatives Ben McAdams (D-UT) and Jackie Walorski (R-IN),

will develop and promote results-driven, evidence-based legislation and innovative 

partnerships that address our nation's biggest challenges. John Bridgeland provided

opening remarks at their briefing today. 

Rebuilding America's Civic Fabric | The Brookings Institution

October 10, 2019 - John Bridgeland served on a panel with Taimarie Adams

(Service Year Alliance), John J. Dilulio, Jr. (University of Pennsylvania), and Peter

Wehner (Ethics and Public Policy Center), moderated by William Galston (Brookings),

to discuss why we need national service. The event surrounded the release of

Bridgeland and Dilulio's paper: Will America Embrace National Service?

A Challenge to America's Businesses | Thrive Global

October 7, 2019 - John Bridgeland authored an op-ed about the great work AT&T has done to increase high school graduation rates for more than a decade, challenging other companies to do the same. Read here

National Service Can Unite Us | The Hill

September 11, 2019 -- Former National Security Advisor to President George W. Bush and Civic CEO, John Bridgeland (former director of the White House Domestic Policy Council), co-authored an op.ed in The Hill on the anniversary of 9/11 on securing the future of our nation. Read here

America's Invisible Homeless Students | EducationWeek

August 27, 2019 -- Former U.S. Secretary of Education and CEO of Eduction Trust, John B. King, Jr. and Civic CEO, John Bridgeland, co-authored an op.ed about the exceptionally low graduation rates of homeless students (64%), urging readers to address the homeless student challenge. Read here

America Needs to Dream Again | Thrive Global

August 13, 2019 -- John Bridgeland authored an op.ed about why politicians need to start tapping into the entrepreneurial spirit of the American people in order to truly inspire and make change. Read here.

National Conference of State Legislatures 

August 7, 2019 — John Bridgeland presented the work of the National Commission on

Social, Emotional, and Academic Development and how states are moving forward with

implementing social and emotional learning in classrooms at the annual NCSL Summit

in Nashville, Tennessee. 

State Partnerships Convening | Education Leads Home

July 22-23, 2019 — Matt Atwell from the Civic team attended the first State Partnerships on Student Homelessness Convening in Tacoma, Washington. Learn more about the State Partnerships here

#OurChallengeOurHope | Alliance for Excellent Education

June 18, 2019 — The Alliance for Education is conducting an equity campaign to honor the 65th anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court decision. John Bridgeland, founder and CEO of Civic, shares his challenge and hope as part of the campaign. Watch here

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