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$1 Billion for Civics Education

Stephen Sawchuk, Education Week. A bipartisan proposal in Congress would dramatically increase the federal government's investment in civics education and would require states to participate in the only national gauge of student learning in civics and history every two years.  History and civics have always languished behind math and reading where federal interest has been concerned. The government's current major investment, the American History,

and Civics grants, clocks in at only about $5 million annually for providers and teacher professional development. READ MORE HERE

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