Author Archive: Web Hutchins

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Effort to boost our civics IQ is sorely needed

May 6, 2016 0 Comments

Students in Washington state get too little instruction on basic civics, from constitutional rights to how government functions.

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What’s the purpose of our Bill of Rights? Most eighth-graders have no idea

April 29, 2016 0 Comments

To show kids why their voices matter, Seattle will amp up voter-education lessons for all grade levels.

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Tireless quest for more civics instruction winning backers …

April 25, 2014

Legislators in both the Seattle City and King County councils endorse Civics for All initiative that incorporates more civics into Washington’s public school curriculum.

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King County Council Votes Unanimously to Support Civics for All!

April 25, 2014

County and Seattle City Council boost “Civics for All” initiative for Seattle Schools

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Seattle City Council Votes Unanimously to Support Civics for All!

April 25, 2014

Originally published Monday, March 17, 2014 on Seattle City Council Website.
Civics for All Resolution

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City & County Councils Support Civics for All Initiative

April 23, 2014

On March 17, 2014 the Seattle City Council and King County Council passed tandem “Resolutions of Support for the Civics for All Initiative.” The 9-0, 9-0 unanimous votes signify a major voice of support for the Seattle School District to adopt Civics for All in the Seattle Public Schools.

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Civics For All Pilot

April 11, 2014
Civics For All Pilot

Originally published on Friday, April 11, 2014
Civinomics.com, Published by Chelsea Clark, Robert Singleton, and Melanie

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Education Week: “Anti-Bullying, Civics Education Should Align, Support Each Other”

March 31, 2014

…The notion that students should stand up for their weaker classmates, for the “outsiders,” harks back to democracy’s loftiest ideals, like equal justice under law, “e pluribus unum,” and “majority rule, minority rights.”…  

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School bonds: School construction funded unfairly

February 7, 2014 0 Comments

Originally published Northwest Voices, Seattle Times Letters to the Editor on February 7, 2014 School bonds: School construction funded unfairly Posted by Letters Coordinator The article “Fast-growing school districts seek more money from voters” [Local News, Feb. 5] revealed that, next week, some of Washington’s richest school districts — like Bellevue and Lake Washington — […]

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Want kids to care about school? Teacher says civics are the key

February 5, 2014

Originally published on Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Seattle Times Local News Education Lab Blog, Posted by Claudia Rowe

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