October 11, 2019
From The Lowell Sun – It’s been almost a year since Gov. Charlie Baker put his signature on “Act to Promote and Enhance Civic Engagement,” which requires the state to strengthen civics education requirements by mandating that American history, social sciences, and civics be taught in public schools.
The law also specifies that our schools implement student-led civics projects for students in eighth grade and high school, with the intent of encouraging youngsters to work with public officials and learn how their government works.
Subject matter includes information on the state and U. S. constitutions, the Declaration of Independence, local history and government, the branches of government, the United States flag, and disenfranchised voter populations.
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