From WBUR: Standing in Gov. Charlie Baker’s office Thursday afternoon, Stephanie Bellapianta, a college student and member of the group Teens Leading the Way, watched as civics education measures she’d been advocating for over the past seven years officially became state law.
“It felt great,” Bellapianta said over the phone later in the day. “It felt like we were able to accomplish something huge.”
Bellapianta was among the attendees at an unannounced invitation-only bill signing in Baker’s office, where the governor approved legislation bolstering the state’s civics education requirements, establishing a high school voter challenge, and requiring public schools to provide a student-led civics project for eighth graders and high schoolers.