Massachusetts as a National Leader in Civic Education Reform: The Impact of the 2018 Legislation

By Kate Melchior, Assistant Director of Education

Want to learn more about the impact of civic education on students in Massachusetts? Join us for the inaugural Civic Learning Week, 24 to 30 April, organized by the MHS and partner organizations belonging to the Massachusetts Civic Education Coalition.

Massachusetts Civic Learning Coalition Presents: Massachusetts Civic Learning Week, April 26-30
Massachusetts Civic Learning Week, April 26-30.

On Tuesday, 27 April 2021, from 3:15 to 4:00 PM, award-winning National History Day student Morgan Gibson will be a featured speaker as part of a panel of Massachusetts legislators, who have championed civic education in the state. Sen. Harriette Chandler, Rep, Linda Dean Campbell, and Rep. Andy Vargas will speak about past and present legislation to improve civic education in the Commonwealth, including the 2018 Act to Promote and Enhance Civic Engagement, which made Massachusetts a national leader in civic education reform.

The legislators are joined by students who are leading or have led civic action projects in their communities. The students will share their experiences of leading civic action projects. Following their individual presentations, the legislators and students will engage in dialogue to discuss what the future of civic education in Massachusetts should look like.  Learn more and register for this online event.

See the full listing of events during Massachusetts Civic Learning Week, 26 to 30 April 2021.