Middle schools begin to integrate civics curriculum
Wednesday, 02 March 2011 13:22
Florida’s legislature passed a resolution last spring that requires the reintroduction of formal civics classes in schools, and standardized tests to ensure the success of the program.
House Bill 105, more formally known as the Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Civics Education Act, passed the legislature and was signed into law by then Governor Charlie Christ in May 2010.
The law, which became part of the Sunshine State Standards that govern core subjects being taught in Florida schools, is named after the first female Justice to sit on the Supreme Court.
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