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Civic Education and Engagement Forum

Forum Details:
Thursday, January 22, 2015*
Millbury High School
12 Martin Street, Millbury 01527
4:00 - 7:00 PM
*In the event that Worcester Public Schools are cancelled on January 22nd due to snow, the forum will held on January 29th.

Forum Purpose:
The purpose of this forum is to hear from a broad group of practitioners and stakeholders in response to the following question:
How can we strengthen civic education and engagement in public schools in Massachusetts?
Please provide the following information if you are planning to attend the forum:
Do you wish to speak at the forum? (If you are planning to speak at the forum, you will have 3 minutes to present. Please remember to bring a written copy of your statement to submit to the working group.)
Additional Information about the Working Group for Civic Learning

The Working Group for Civic Learning was formed in Spring 2014 by the Board and Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  The working group's purpose is to:

  • Investigating further the current status of civic education and engagement, including review of the Report of the Massachusetts Commission on Civic Learning and Engagement 2012, Guardian of Democracy report and College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards;

  • Identifying promising practices and existing resources used in schools and districts to maximize opportunities for students’ civic education and engagement, including opportunities for elevating civic education and engagement within existing curricular and program initiatives; and

  • Identifying opportunities for collaboration with public higher education to develop a civic education and engagement “pathway” from K-16.