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Massachusetts renews efforts to focus on Civics and History Education!

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Published on Thu, 07/28/2016

[caption id="attachment_9338" align="alignright" width="300"]Courtesy MA Center for Civics Education. Courtesy MA Center for Civics Education.[/caption] During the economic, political, and social climate of 2017, the obvious need for a well-educated and informed group of young citizens has become increasing evident. In an effort to support students as they transition into adulthood, programs such as We the People and the MA Center for Civic Education promote civil learning and engagement in the curriculum of primary schools through higher education and throughout the community. The aim of their work is to help people understand and navigate local, state, and national government and bring back a focus on history and civics education, something that was marginalized statewide during the past decade. With the creation of a Civil Learning and Engagement Task Force, established by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and a reworking of the framework for history and social science by DESE, the future for civics education is looking bright. For further information please click the following link.
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Karen Albano

History eNews Editor, Emerging America
Karen Albano began working with the Emerging America program in 2015. She is currently the editor of the weekly History eNews, and has contributed to many facets of the Emerging America program, including developing curriculum, improving the accessibility of the website to educators, and overseeing social media outreach.