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National Student/Parent Mock Election, Register by Oct. 30!

September 30, 2014: The National Student/Parent Mock Election is the nation’s largest civic education project. Since 1980, more than 50 million children, teens and adults have learned what it means to be an American by participating in the NSPME. Students of all ages — and [...]

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Law Teachers: Sign Up for NYC Votes Youth Voting Workshop

September 30, 2014 – This year, the NYC Campaign Finance Board is sponsoring the NYC Votes Youth Voting Workshop. The Workshop is an interactive, discussion-based session that provides students with a comprehensive overview of city government, the functions of each [...]

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NYSBA 38th Annual Civics & Law-Related Education Conference – Oct 10

September 12, 2014: The 38th Annual Civics & Law-Related Education Conference sponsored by the New York State Bar Association is coming to Stony Brook University on October 10, 2014. This year’s conference topic is ““THE INFORMED CITIZEN: MEDIA LITERACY FOR THE [...]

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5th Graders at PS 122 Awarded “Outstanding” for Project Citizen Portfolio

August 12, 2014: Congratulations to PS 122 Mamie Fay school and Anna Marketos’ 5th grade (now incoming 6th grade) class for their “Outstanding ” award at the Project Citizen National Showcase! Project Citizen is designed to engage students of all [...]

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Law Academy Students at 2014 NYSBA Mock Trial Camp

August 12, 2014 - This year, 13 Law Academy students from NYC high schools attended the 2014 New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Mock Trial Summer Institute from July 13-18.  The program is in its 9th year and is run by the [...]

 

National Student/Parent Mock Election, Register by Oct. 30!

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September 30, 2014: The National Student/Parent Mock Election is the nation’s largest civic education project. Since 1980, more than 50 million children, teens and adults have learned what it means to be an American by participating in the NSPME. Students of all ages — and their parents — from kindergarten to middle school, to high school, to college, to adult education, are welcome to participate!

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Law Teachers: Sign Up for NYC Votes Youth Voting Workshop

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September 30, 2014 – This year, the NYC Campaign Finance Board is sponsoring the NYC Votes Youth Voting Workshop. The Workshop is an interactive, discussion-based session that provides students with a comprehensive overview of city government, the functions of each elected position, and that voting has on their daily lives. The run time for the workshop is 45 minutes to an hour. Centered around issues effecting NYC youth, the workshop challenges students to think critically about how these issues effect themselves, their peers, families, and communities. Through the method of peer-to-peer engagement the students participate in a dynamic discussion that journeys them through the importance of voting and civic engagement, and guides them towards making personal connections between their issues and the roles of their elected officials.

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