Sierra school receives state civic learning award

The award was presented by Presiding Judge of the El Dorado County Superior Court, Judge Suzanne Kingsbury, who addressed students during the ceremony, “Congratulations and I hope you learned a lot about the law and how to make good choices.”

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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.

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Marshall Fundamental Showcases Award-Winning Civic Education Program

Marshall is a recipient of the high school level 2018 “Award of Excellence,” the highest honor in the annual Civic Learning Awards program sponsored by California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.

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Better civics education in schools? Yes, please

Soon, however, Washington schools will be held to a higher standard. A new law will mandate that students take a semesterlong, stand-alone civics course starting in the 2020-21 school year.

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