Local School Districts Embrace K-12 Civic Learning Recommendations

In February, the Power of Democracy Steering Committee under the leadership of Administrative Presiding Justice Judith McConnell formed pilot Civic Learning Partnerships in counties throughout the state, bringing together local leaders from business, law and education to develop and implement plans to promote K-12 civic learning in their communities. In just several months, these pilot partnerships have demonstrated how local commitment, leadership and collaboration can translate ideas to action.

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Leaders and Students throughout California Gather to Show Support for Civic Learning

At the first Civic Learning Partnership kickoff on February 5th in Chico, the partnership announced that Biggs USD had passed a resolution calling for integration of the Six Proven Practices into instructional practice and school life. The Butte County partnership has committed to a goal of seeking passage of a resolution by all 13 Butte County school districts by May 2015!

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