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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
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December 6, 2005
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The Arizona Civics Coalition unites community partners, educators, and youth to revitalize civic education for young Arizonans.


Governor Janet Napolitano signs House Bill 2788, creating a nine-member state commission on civic education and civic engagement. (10/24/06).

Governor Janet Napolitano signed House Bill 2788, creating a nine-member state commission on civic education and civic engagement. United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (Ret.) and Ariz. Chief Justice Ruth McGregor also attended the daylong event, "Strengthening Civic Mission of Arizona Schools Through Partnership" which brought together local, state and national leaders to discuss strengthening civic education in Arizona schools.
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Civic Education and Engagement Commission
The Arizona Legislature passed HB 2788 that was signed into law by the Governor creating a 9-member civic education and engagement commission appointed by various government officials.

Legislature passes Flag/Constitution Display Bill 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.

Data from Arizona school district survey posted (PDF)
The Arizona Civics Inventory was delivered in August 2005 to every public school district in Arizona to collect information about how civics and government are addressed in Arizona's School Districts. Almost 100 Arizona School Districts responded by November 1, 2005. The results of the Civics Inventory were released in late November 2005.

VISION FOR CIVIC EDUCATION IN ARIZONA –
Civic Education should help young Arizonans acquire and learn to use the skills, knowledge, and attitudes that will prepare them to be competent and responsible citizens throughout their lives. Competent and responsible citizens:

  1. are informed and thoughtful; have a grasp and an appreciation of history and the fundamental processes of American democracy; have an understanding and awareness of public and community issues; and have the ability to obtain information, think critically, and enter into dialogue among others with different perspectives.
  2. participate in their communities through membership in or contributions to organizations working to address an array of cultural, social, political, and religious interests and beliefs.
  3. act politically by having the skills, knowledge, and commitment needed to accomplish public purposes, such as group problem solving, public speaking, petitioning and protesting, and voting.
  4. have moral and civic virtues such as concern for the rights and welfare of others, social responsibility, tolerance and respect, and belief in the capacity to make a difference.
 
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