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Civic Education includes the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework and Six proven practices for enhancing civic education. The goal of civic education is to ensure that every student is provided a high-caliber civic education from kindergarten through high school graduation.
"Learning to make and evaluate evidence-based arguments (claims) is the singular, unifying, intellectual goal of all social studies courses."
Walter C. Parker, Inquiry Design Model, 2018
Civic Education Laws
The primary laws and regulations for civic education are:
- State Learning Standards: RCW 28A.150.210
- Civics Credit Requirement: RCW 28A.230.094
- Social Studies Assessments: RCW 28A.230.095
- Civics Teacher Training Program: RCW 28A.415.285