Author Archive: Web Hutchins

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Featured: Every Student A Citizen

May 13, 2013

Seattle: A Model for Civics Education By Brady Delander … It is difficult to take these ideas—big or small—from a concept floating around in your head to actual reality. That requires a certain level of fearlessness, tenacity, and commitment. Which is what makes the Civics for All Initiative so remarkable and exciting. Conceived in […]

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Hutchins wins Legislature’s 2013 Civic Educator of the Year Award

May 9, 2013

Pettigrew’s nominee wins Legislature’s Civic Educator of the Year Award   Seattle Public Schools News – Staff Celebrations South Lake High School teacher wins Legislature’s Civic Educator award May 29, 2013 | Audience: Families, Community, Staff | Contact: Communications  Phone: (206) 252-0200    

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In the Article: The Social Studies Professional (TSSP)

May 1, 2013

Issue 240 (May/June 2013) Civics for All: Official Recognition

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Education Week: “Civics and Censorship”

March 11, 2013

As I read Frank D. LoMonte’s chilling Commentary about widespread censorship of high school journalists and newspapers (“A Muzzled Generation,” Feb. 6, 2013), I recalled U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis’ brilliant defense of free speech and dissent in his famous Whitney v. California (1927) opinion. Brandeis, fondly known as “the people’s judge,” was also an academic and he knew our profession well.

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Seattle Times: “Federal government looks into Seattle schools’ treatment of black students”

March 9, 2013

While race bias in schools is a persistent national scourge, we can thwart this problem where it lives — in the daily crucible of each classroom. Civics education is the silver bullet. It improves academic achievement for black students, minimizes unacceptable behavior and makes scarce ugly, racially charged conflict between students and teachers.

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Conference: Civics for All Initiative – Transforming Parlor Talk into Policy

November 17, 2012

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS – Civics for All Initiative: Transforming Parlor Talk into Policy Session includes: Inspiring video of student legislative activism; lesson on Chief Seattle; review of Civics for All’s pedagogical frameworks and proposal to teach K-12 “civics across the curriculum” in Seattle’s schools. Time: Sat, 11/17/2012 – 2:30pm – […]

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Education Week: “Schools Should Develop Students’ Civic Identities”

November 13, 2012

While it is unclear how many times a teenager can be forced to recite the checks and balances between the three branches of government before becoming comatose, it is crystal clear that such “lessons” still constitute the bulk of civics education in American classrooms.

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Seattle Public Schools News – Around the Scools: Districtwide student voter registration drive as part of civics lesson

October 29, 2012

South Lake High School teachers lead Districtwide student voter registration drive as part of civics lesson Oct. 29, 2012 | Audience: Families, Community, Staff | Contact: Communications (206) 252-0200

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Seattle Schools Community Forum: “Civics – How Will Your Child Learn to Think?”

May 12, 2012

Saturday, May 12, 2012 Civics – How Will Your Child Learn to Think? … There’s a great teacher at McClure Middle School,Web Hutchins, who taught civics at Franklin for years.  He recently had an article, Groomed for Citizenship,  published in the April 2012 edition of Educational Leadership magazine.  It was about his initiative, Civics for […]

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Seattle Public Schools News – Around the Community: Education Leadership Article

April 18, 2012

Educational Leadership article: McClure Middle School teacher advocates for more focus in civics April 18, 2012 | Audience: Families, Community, Staff | Contact: Communications, (206) 252-0200

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