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Massive investment in social studies and civics education proposed to address eroding trust in democratic institutions. See more national education news here

| March 2, 2021
Massive investment in social studies and civics education proposed to address eroding trust in democratic institutions. See more national education news here

… For many close observers, a direct line can be drawn from today’s civics crises to a long-standing failure to adequately teach American government, history and civic responsibility. Breadth has been emphasized over depth, they say, and the cost is a citizenry largely ignorant of the work needed to sustain a democracy.

Now, a diverse collection of academics, historians, teachers, school administrators and state education leaders is proposing an overhaul of the way civics and history are taught to American K-12 students. And they’re calling for a massive investment of funds, teacher training and curriculum development to help make that happen.

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High school robotics team builds custom wheelchair for 2-year-old who can’t walk. See more national education news here

| April 2, 2019
High school robotics team builds custom wheelchair for 2-year-old who can’t walk. See more national education news here

Due to a genetic condition, Cillian Jackson, 2, can’t walk. But the Minnesota boy now motors around in style, thanks to some enterprising high school students. … Using plans and models from Go Baby Go, they got to work, modifying a Power Wheels toy car to fit little Cillian and give him more freedom in his movements.

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