Mar 11 - 15 2024


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New York Civic Learning Week 2024

Did you know all NY students have a right under the state constitution to an education that prepares them for engaged civic lives? Civic readiness is an important purpose of public education and a priority in New York State. Learn about how our schools can fulfill their vital civic mission.

DemocracyReady NY is offering a series of exciting free virtual events during Civic Learning Week. Sign up for as many as you wish. (All events will be recorded and shared with registrants who cannot attend live.)

Tuesday, March 12th 4:00 – 6:00pm

The Second Annual Summit on Civic Readiness, Civics Gets Real: Teaching Civic Readiness Amid Increased Political Conflict

• Featuring Dr. John B. King, Jr., SUNY chancellor and former U.S. education secretary

Wednesday, March 13th 7:00 – 8:30pm Authentic Assessment of Civic Readiness: The Challenges of Implementation

Thursday, March 14th 4:00 – 6:00pm

What’s a School’s Role? Civic Education in a Digital World (A Youth-Led Event)

• Featuring Dr. Betty A. Rosa, New York commissioner of education & president of the University of the State of New York.

Available beginning Friday March 15th

Voice and Choice: Civic Education in the Early Grade

•Featuring Dr. Frances Wills, member of the NYS Board of Regents.