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Arizona Study on Civic Education (PDF - 4/2009)

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Civic Education and Engagement Commission Passed (6/22/06)

Arizona Republic: Constitution Added to Classroom Flags Bill (6/21/06)

Arizona Republic Editorial: Put Civics Back in Classroom (5/31/06)

Arizona Republic Editorial: Freedom is messy at times (4/25/06)

Not By Math Alone -- Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Roy Romer Article (3/25/06)

Initial data from school district survey (11/05)

Arizona Social Studies Standards revisions update (9/26/05)

Third Congressional Conference on Civic Education (9/05)

AZ Civics Coalition Partner Form (PDF 118K)

Arizona Civics Coalition Vision (3/05 PDF)

AZ Civics Meeting Summaries
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Third Annual Congressional Conference on Civic Education (9-05)
Seven members of the Arizona Civics Coalition attended the Third Annual Congressional Conference on Civic Education. The conference, chaired by congressional leadership, brought policymakers, academics and leaders in Civic Education from around the nation together to discuss strengthening civic education.

 

Congressional Conference on Civic Education Arizona Delegation
Progress Report September 25, 2005

Goals

  • Raise public awareness of the importance of teaching civic education and encouraging civic engagement to students in K-12 grade levels
  • Collaborate with the media, civic organizations, institutions, associations, and members of the public and private sector to promote civic education and civic engagement
  • Increase support at the Arizona State Legislature for civic education and civic engagement programs
  • Increase collaboration between the Arizona Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branches on civic education and civic engagement
  • Outreach to business and other constituency organizations in promoting civic education and civic engagement
  • Support a sustainable coalition that is encouraging civic education and civic engagement
  • Support professional development for teachers on importance of civic education and civic engagement
  • Gather and compile information on the status of civic education and civic engagement in Arizona schools

Accomplishments

  • Created Joint Legislative Ad Hoc Committee on Civic Education
  • Created Arizona Civics Coalition
  • Increased involvement of State Legislators and the Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Revised social science standards for adoption by State Board of Education
  • Enacted legislation mandating Arizona Department of Education develop standards for service learning and to encourage schools to utilize those standards
  • Developed a website of links to Arizona Civic Coalition members and to provide updates on activities
  • Developed multiple surveys to collect data on civic programs, civic education practices, and general attitudes towards civic education and civic engagement
  • Currently collecting data from students, adults, school districts, and individual schools
National Conference of State Legislatures Trust for Representative Democracy - Coingressional Conference on Civic Education page
 
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