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Quickly locate state policies on citizenship education

December 19th, 2004
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A series of products by the Education Commission of the States’ National Center for Learning and Citizenship (ECS/NCLC) reveals that wide variation exists in the extent to which state policies address citizenship education. Forty-one states have laws that call for the teaching of social studies which may include lessons in government, civics and/or citizenship. However, only a handful of states require students to pass a social studies exit exam in order.

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