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The Democracy Commitment is the leading national organization focused on the civic education of community college students.   To such an end, TDC  is an excellent source of information on community college curricular change, how community colleges are educating and engaging students in our democracy, and ensuring that community college voices are heard and do matter in our society.  TDC National Office aims to expand public and student civic knowledge and understanding. Welcome to the National Newsroom

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The quarterly newsletter from TDC’s National Office is published at least once every semester and contains updates on TDC’s latest work, announcements, opportunites, and news from member institutions.  See below for the most recent issues and archives of previous issues.

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Our national blog contains important news, updates, announcements, and opportunities from TDC National’s Office on a weekly basis.  Sign up for the mailing list to receive notifications when they posted and check it out frequently to stay up to date.  Contact the national director for opportunities to contribute.

Community Colleges in the News: Free Tuition, Transfers, and the White House

By Stephanie R. South Community Colleges in the News is a new monthly feature on the TDC blog in which we intend to future notable articles concerning concerning community colleges that were published during the last month. This month’s line-up: White House Hosts Community Colleges August 13, 2014 on Inside Higher Ed The Obama administration gathered several dozen community colleges,…

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CIRCLE’s New, Interactive State-by-State Map

By Stephanie R. South, TDC National Coordinator Our friends at CIRCLE—the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement—have recently launched a new, interactive state-by-state map for those interested in youth and electoral engagement. The map, which includes voter turnout and registration rates in midterm and presidential elections for citizens aged 18-29 and for those 30-years old+, makes…

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UPDATES & ANNOUNCEMENTS: New TDC #e214 User Guides Now Available

By Stephanie R. South The Democracy Commitment is pleased to share with our members new Engage the Election 2014 (hashtag #e214) resources, including three new user guides regarding voter registration drives, candidate forums, and get-out-the-vote (GOTV). These guides can be accessed using the links below: Voter Registration Drives Candidate Issue Forums Get Out the Vote As you may recall, we…

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REMINDER: Constitution Day Less Than a Month Away

By Stephanie R. South, TDC National Coordinator In less than a month, The Democracy Commitment will join the rest of the United States in commemorating the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787. Although educational institutions in the United States that receive federal funding must observe Constitution Day, the real reason we…

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Help TDC Recruit New Members; Pass This Along

By Stephanie R. South, TDC National Coordinator The Democracy Commitment has grown to 78 members with some 200 campuses across 21 states, and we are looking to continue to expand. In the annual update that TDC Co-Founder and De Anza College President Brian Murphy recently distributed to all member presidents,  he encouraged each of them to reach out to one…

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TDC Event: Minnesota ADP/TDC/CC Civic Summit

Courtesy of the American Democracy Project; see the original posting here. Ten years ago, St. Cloud State University (Minn.) hosted one of the first collaborative regional conferences of AASCU’s American Democracy Project (ADP) and Minnesota Campus Compact. Today, civic engagement is more widely recognized as a strategy for supporting students’ academic success and preparation for work, life and citizenship. Yet…

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REQUEST FOR SUBMISSIONS: AASCU/New York Times Education Toolkit

Courtesy of the American Democracy Project The host of The Democracy Commitment’s national headquarters and the American Democracy Project’s (ADP) parent organization, The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), has partnered with The New York Times education division to create a toolkit that will demonstrate how instructors at AASCU institutions and TDC member schools are using the Times…

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