Civic Reasoning and Discourse

The Civic Reasoning and Discourse project has transitioned to its second phase, which will focus on developing resources to help schools and districts undertake the recommendations and insights from the NAEd report and related efforts. Guided by an executive steering committee, the NAEd convened sub-committees across five key disciplinary areas to translate the main ideas of the report for use in curriculum and instruction, as well as create briefs and resources for stakeholder groups. The briefs and other materials are expected to be made available by fall 2022. Please see below for the full report and executive summary.

New Report

Educating for

Civic Reasoning and Discourse


Carol Lee (Chair)
Northwestern University

Michael Feuer
The George Washington University

Sarah Freedman
University of California, Berkeley

Kris Gutiérrez
University of California, Berkeley

Emma Humphries

Joseph Kahne
University of California, Riverside

Peter Levine
Tufts University

Na’ilah Suad Nasir
Spencer Foundation/University of California, Berkeley

Donna Phillips
DC Public Schools

Judith Torney-Purta
University of Maryland, College Park

Rajiv Vinnakota
The Institute for Citizens and Scholars



Abby Reisman
University of Pennsylvania

Anton Schulzki
National Council for the Social Studies


Carol Lee
Northwestern University

Rick Coppola
Chicago Public Schools


Joseph Kahne
University of California, Riverside

Michelle Ciulla Lipkin
National Association for Media Literacy Education


Alan Schoenfeld
University of California, Berkeley

Kyndall Brown
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics


Marcia Linn
University of California, Berkeley

Korah Wiley
Digital Promise

Past Events

Educating for Civic Reasoning & Discourse Report Release Forum

May 3, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Eastern Time

AERA Invited Speaker Session: NAEd Civic Reasoning and Discourse Report

April 9, 2021, 4:10 pm – 5:40 pm Eastern Time

Civic Reasoning and Discourse Plenary Session

November 6, 2020, 10:50 am – 1:10 pm Eastern Time

Civic Reasoning and Discourse Workshop

March 10-11, 2020


Contact Greg White or Dian Dong for more information.

The research reported here is supported by the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent the views of the Hewlett Foundation.

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