The Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools aims to renew and elevate civic education in public schools. The campaign will work with coalition partners to bring about changes in state, local, and national policy to implement the recommendations in “The Civic Mission of Schools” report. The report identifies six approaches to good civic education: instruction in government, history, law, and democracy; class discussion of current local, national, and international issues and events; community service and service-learning linked to curriculum and class instruction; extracurricular opportunities to get involved in the school and community; participation in school governance; and simulations of democratic processes and procedures. The campaign is making grants in two categories: 15 small grants of $20,000 (applications due Aug. 2) and six large grants of $150,000 (applications due June 18.)

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