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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Educating literate citizens

This week, we had the opportunity to spend a day talking with middle and high school social studies teachers about ways to incorporate civic learning in the classroom. Great teachers with great ideas!

With so much emphasis on reading, writing, math and science, it's no small task. Yet, civic learning is a critical one. Students use civic knowledge and skills every year for school - and then will do so for the rest of their lives, as citizens, employees and community leaders.

If you think civic education is important, talk about it. Discuss with your child's teacher, the school principal, your neighbors and community leaders. Get involved in making a difference!