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Wall Street Journal reports: “Civics Instruction Moves Up in Class”  

December 29, 2014

WSJDec. 26, 2014, Wall Street Journal — “After years on the back burner of the nation’s educational agenda, civics is making a comeback, with a number of states mandating new classes or assessments and a burgeoning national push for high-school seniors to pass the exam required of new citizens,” reports Caroline Porter in today’s issue of the Wall Street Journal.

“For the first time this past school year, a civics exam in Florida counted toward students’ grades, following a mandated class and exam instated the year before, while students in Tennessee started facing a required test two years ago. The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education mandated that the subject be a key component for learning at the state’s colleges and universities starting this school year. Both California and Illinois have statewide task forces and local projects aimed at embedding civics in schools.”

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