Virginia high school to launch new civics class

    Beginning with the 2016-17 school year, Virginia High School juniors will be required to take a semester course in civics to prepare them to become competent and responsible citizens.
    The course is being implemented in response to a new state law that requires all public high schools to teach a separate civics class that focuses on “government institutions, the discussion of current and controversial issues, service learning, and simulations of the democratic process.”
    After receiving the approval of the Curriculum Committee, the We The People civics course will be up for approval by the entire Virginia School Board at the Jan. 25 meeting.

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