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.


Fake news: How teachers are helping kids sort it out

With a new president spurring talk about fake news and social media companies taking steps to curb it, enterprising teachers around the Bay Area have seized on what’s become a wildly popular topic with students.

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What Happens When Teens Run the Court

When it comes to juvenile justice, policymakers are at a fork in the road, with some states moving in a more punitive direction — lowering the threshold for trying a minor in adult court, for example — while others are investing more in teen courts.

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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.