The only way we can meet the many challenges currently facing California and the nation is with a citizenry that understands and participates in all aspects of civic life.

Join us in shining a light on the need for quality civic education and engagement to ensure that these important issues are ultimately part of meaningful state policy changes.

Learn about the CA Task Force on K-12 Civic Learning recommendations.

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Schools, court and community partner to lower truancy

In an effort to keep more children in school and out of the juvenile justice system, local school administrators, community leaders, juvenile court officials and representatives from the prosecutor’s office are working to develop new procedures and programming aimed at reducing truancy.

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The Secret to Student Engagement

In 1989, social studies teacher Greg Jouriles and English teacher Susan Bedford had grown frustrated with the grind of teaching. They resolved to create something dramatic—an academic moment as memorable as the prom. They called it the "Trial of Human Nature," and it continues at Hillsdale to this day, some three decades later.

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Watch how California high school students benefit from engaging civic learning programs that equip, empower, and encourage them to grow into active citizens. The Power of Democracy Steering Committee is working to support robust civic learning experiences for all California students. 

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