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

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on Daily Show talking about Civic Education (3/2/09)

Nation's report card on Civics released (5/16/07)

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
April 16th, 2009
April 26, 2007 Data Symposium
March 28, 2007
January 23, 2007
September 20, 2006
July 26, 2006
March 24, 2006
January 18, 2006
December 6, 2005
November 8, 2005
September 21, 2005
 

 

 



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Policy and Advocacy. The Coalition will gather and maintain an electronic database of supporters accessible on the Arizona Civics Coalition website who will promote the policy agenda of the Coalition partners by using the Arizona Civic Index and local forums. Policy advocacy will be directed to the Arizona Department of Education, local school districts and state policy makers.

Arizona Commission on Civic Education and Engagement

9-member Commission - Terminates July 1, 2016
Members may not currently hold an elected position at any level of government
Co-chairpersons are elected annually from among commission members

Appointments for 2 year terms – no term limits

  1. Governor – 3 appointments
  2. Speaker of the AZ House of Representatives: 1 appointment
  3. President of the Senate: 1 appointment
  4. Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court: 1 appointment
  5. Arizona Secretary of State: 1 appointment
  6. Arizona Attorney General: 1 appointment
  7. Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction: 1 appointment

Mandatory activities of the Commission:

  1. PROMOTE THE INFORMED, RESPONSIBLE PARTICIPATION IN POLITICAL ACTIVITIES BY AMERICAN CITIZENS WHO ARE COMMITTED TO THE FUNDAMENTAL VALUES AND PRINCIPLES OF THE AMERICAN SYSTEM.
  2. PROMOTE CIVIC EDUCATION AND ENGAGEMENT IN CIVIC ACTIVITIES FOR PERSONS OF ALL AGES.

Optional activities of the Commission:

  1. MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT FOR THE PROMOTION AND ENHANCEMENT OF CIVIC EDUCATION AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT.
  2. ESTABLISH SUBCOMMITTEES, TASK FORCES OR WORK GROUPS, OR ANY COMBINATION OF THESE GROUPS.
  3. COLLABORATE AND WORK WITH ANY LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE ESTABLISHED TO EXAMINE CIVIC EDUCATION AND ENGAGEMENT.
  4. COLLABORATE AND WORK WITH VARIOUS GROUPS THAT ARE DEDICATED TO OR INTERESTED IN CIVIC EDUCATION AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT.
  5. ACCEPT, DEPOSIT IN A STATE ACCOUNT, SPEND AND ACCOUNT FOR DONATIONS, GIFTS, BEQUESTS AND DEVISES THAT ARE CONSISTENT WITH THE OVERALL PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES OF THE COMMISSION
  6. EMPLOY UP TO TWO PERSONS IN FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT POSITIONS THAT ARE FUNDED THROUGH DONATIONS, GIFTS, BEQUESTS AND DEVISES RECEIVED BY THE COMMISSION.

House Bill 2788 – commission; civic education and engagement
- Bill Status Update

Flag/Constitution Display in Arizona Classrooms (HB2583) - requiring the display of a 3'x2' American flag and a legible copy of the US Constitution adjacent to it in every public and charter classroom in the state K-College.

House Bill 2583 - Educational classrooms; flag display
- Bill Status Overview

 
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