Bill Requiring High School Civics Passes out of the House

The proposed legislation would require half a high school credit of civics, potentially growing to a full credit as state curricula evolve in the future. The bill aims to increase the number of teachers capable of teaching civics and the number of students with a basic understanding of how federal, state and local governments work.

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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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