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Students Learn About Congressional Action

High school leadership classes in West Virginia from participated recently in a project at Shepherd University designed to allow the students to learn about the process of creating and voting on a bill.

Over the course of a day, students were assigned to be in committees that represent the roles of U.S. Congress. Congress being split into two chambers — the Senate and the House of Representatives — each student was assigned to take on one of those roles for this experience. The students participated in workshops, lessons and discussions about various government related topics. more…

Youth Partner With Public Defender For Civic Change

Twenty-three downtown-area high school students hoping to make a difference through civic projects will now serve as the first San Diego County Public Defender Youth Council. They kicked off the effort on a recent weekend, meeting with program leaders and young attorney advisors to develop and prepare for those tasks.  more…

Encinitas Schools Earn Three Civic Learning Awards from State

Three schools in the Encinitas Union School District came away with honors in the 2018 Civic Learning Awards, presented recently by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.

The awards celebrate public schools’ efforts to engage students in civic learning. This year, 74 schools were recognized. The program, now in its sixth year, is co-sponsored by Torlakson and Chief Justice of California Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye.  more…