June 23 2014
In this Op Ed, published in the Oakland Tribune, Joe Kahne and Ellen Middaugh of the Civic Engagement Research Group at Mills College touch upon the youth learning and action possibilities arising out of Educating for Democracy in the Digital Age, a project that aims to help young people throughout the district become community ready (and not simply college and career ready). EDDA is the result of a partnership between the research group at Mills, the Oakland Unified School District and Educator Innovator’s Educating for Participatory Politics.
Through EDDA, OUSD is working with 40 teachers across the district to engage young people in projects that give them opportunities to make sense of their community struggles and to see better possibilities.
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