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Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye teamed with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson to establish the California Task Force on K-12 Civic Learning. The Task Force was charged with making recommendations elevating the status of civic learning in schools, so that all students in California gain the knowledge, skills and values they need to protect and participate in our republic. The Task Force was overseen by the Power of Democracy Steering Committee. The Power of Democracy Steering Committee formed in July 2013 and was charged with implementing policies on civic education adopted by the Judicial Council. The Power of Democracy Steering Committee accepted the Task Force’s final report, Revitalizing K-12 Civic Learning in California: A Blueprint for Action , released in August 2014.
Butte County is one of six pilot counties selected to create a local Civic Learning Partnership committee to develop and implement a plan for promoting civic learning in their County. The Butte County Civic Learning Partnership was formed in February 2015 with the goal of developing civic literacy, disposition and participation of all K-12 students by integrating the Six Proven Practices in Civic Learning into instructional practice and school life, and also by providing civic learning models and resources that can be used by teachers and schools.
For more information about the California Civic Learning Partnership, please visit the Judicial Council’s Power of Democracy .
For information regarding lessons, please visit the California Civic Learning Partnership’s Digital Chalkboard .
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