Students in California can now earn a “State Seal of Civic Engagement” that can be placed on their transcripts, diploma, or certificate, for active citizenship.

The State Board of Education recently approved criteria where students can receive the seal if they demonstrate excellence in civic learning, participate in civics-related projects, contribute to their community, and show an understanding of the U.S. Constitution, the California Constitution and the American democratic system.

History and social science teachers in California worked with the state’s education department on the requirements. 

Information: cde.ca.gov/pd/ca/hs/civicengprojects.asp.

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