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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 447         FILED ON: 1/14/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 154

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Elizabeth A. Poirier

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to the incorporation of civics in the high school curriculum.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Robert L. Hedlund

 

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

Daniel K. Webster

6th Plymouth


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 447        FILED ON: 1/14/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 154

By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 154) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others relative to the awarding of diplomas for civics education by the Board of Education.  Education. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 474 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to the incorporation of civics in the high school curriculum.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Section 2 of chapter 71 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2002 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:—

              The board of education shall establish criteria for awarding a diploma seal for excellence in civics education, based on understanding of the state and federal constitutions and the democratic model of government for the standard and advanced studies diplomas. The board shall consider criteria for successful completion of history, government and civics course (including courses incorporating character education); voluntary participation in community service or extracurricular activities; and related requirements.

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