Sep 25, 2017 / E-news
The application for the 2017–2018 California Civic Learning Award for Public Schools is open! Co-sponsored by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, the awards celebrate civic learning and encourage public schools to enhance student engagement in civics and democracy.
A committee of representatives from the California Department of Education, the judicial branch, and other business and education leaders will assess the depth and breadth of applicants’ civic-learning classes, clubs, and programs. By identifying successful ways in which public schools are preparing students to be a part of an engaged citizenry, the California Department of Education hopes to spread effective models of civic education programs in other schools.
The application deadline is January 19, 2018, and Awards of Excellence, Distinction, and Merit will be announced in February 2018. Award of Excellence winners will be visited by Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, Award of Distinction winners will be visited by an appellate court justice, and Award of Merit winners will receive recognition from superior court judicial officers. Those who receive Awards of Excellence and Distinction will also receive plaques and invitations to the California School Recognition Regional Awards Ceremony hosted by the California Department of Education.