Civic Education Summit

April 12-13, 2018, Fresno State University

Highlights of innovative civic service projects from Central Valley schools.

  • Baird, Cooper and Sutter Middle Schools
  • Quail Lake Environmental Charter
  • CART

Access to community mentors, including attorneys and leaders of public and private agencies who meet with classes to support civic service projects.

 

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New Documentary on the Democracy School Program

New documentary on the Democracy School Program.  Thanks to our sponsors and the Video team at Sunnyside HS for this video of highlights from the 2016-17 Democracy School Program at Sutter and Baird Middle Schools and Kepler Neighborhood School.
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The Republic is (Still) at Risk

Civic Education leaders published The Republic is Still at Risk in September to share the latest research and recommendations for revitalizing civic education.

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See 3rd Grade Students with their Civic Service Project

Students at John Wash Elementary School (Sanger Unified School District) chose a project to improve their community. They followed the principles of the Democracy School Program.

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See 8th grade Fowler students serving veterans with PTSD.

Students at John Sutter Middle School developed a civic service project to improve care for veterans who have PTSD.

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CA Democracy School Online Videos for Teachers

Teachers who want the knowledge, skills and resources to implement high quality civic inquiry and service-learning projects will appreciate this free video series from LA County Office of Education.  The host, Dr. Michelle Herczog, offers valuable insights, information and resources to institutionalize civic learning to prepare all students for civic life.

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Constitution Day

Constitution Day; September 16, 2017
Fresno State: North Gym 118: 9am – Noon. Free
Students from local High Schools, Community Colleges, and Fresno State are invited to join concerned citizens in a Dialogue about our Democracy on Constitution Day.  Panelists and table discussions will focus on these questions:
1. What are our First Amendment Rights and how are they practiced in the real world, including Free Speech on College and High School Campuses?
2. What does it mean to be an American in 2017 in an era of political division,
factionalism, and incivility? What values and ideals can we agree on?
3. What can citizens—especially young people—do to sustain and support our
democracy?
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University High Civic Education to Work

Civic Education with 3rd graders at John Wash Elementary School.  Thanks to Principal Amy Jones and staff for this wonderful example of civic service.

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Fresno Democracy School Project

The Fresno Democracy School Project brought 60 students to Scout Island for training in leadership and civic engagement skills.  Thanks to the Safe and Healthy Kids Department at Fresno County office of Education and the Fresno Civic Learning Partnership with it’s generous donors for this project.

See the Education Matters segment on the Civic Service Summit at Scout Island with 60 middle school leaders from Sutter MS, Baird MS and Kepler Neighborhood School.  Thanks to the Fresno County office of Education and KSEE 24.