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3 Teachers Tell How They Took On the Civics Gap

Civic knowledge has been low for decades among all American students. Only 23 percent of the nation’s eighth graders scored proficient on the civics portion of the 2014 NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) test, which requires a basic understanding of the Constitution and the branches of government.

Equally disconcerting is the persistent gap in scores between white students, 26 percent of whom scored proficient or above in 2014, and those of black and Hispanic students, less than 10 percent of whom scored proficient.

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GAE Job Vacancy Notice: Legislative Consultant

The Legislative Consultant is a full-time, temporary contract Consultant that supports the state's programming around legislative, and government relations issues. The Legislative Consultant will support GAE in the development, planning and implementation of legislative programs, including organizing actions that support GAE's focus. The term of the contract is for six months.

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September 20, 2019

Ensuring Safe Schools for All Students

NEA Human and Civil Rights' "Safe Zone" poster shows students that their schools are taking a stand against racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, ableism, ageism, religious bias, and other forms of bias and discrimination.

In our classrooms, playgrounds, restrooms, offices, libraries, buses, and elsewhere, students, their parents and school staff can be proactive in raising awareness of those instances when differences are mocked, devalued, or simply silenced, and in challenging all forms of bullying and harassment.

September 15, 2019

National Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15 – October 15

San Miguel de Gualdape was the first European settlement in North America. It was founded in Georgia in 1526, 81 years before Jamestown. St. Augustine, Florida was founded in 1565 and is the oldest city in the United States. Hispanic Americans have been making contributions to life in the U.S. ever since.

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month with the following lessons, activities, videos, and more.



July 11, 2019

Take Action: Tell Congress to fix the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

If educators, first responders, social workers, and other public servants make 10 years’ worth of qualified monthly payments on their federal student loans, they can receive up to $17,500 in loan forgiveness. But that’s not happening, because the program is broken. Fewer than 1 percent of eligible public servants who apply actually receive the loan forgiveness they were promised. READ MORE

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KNOW Magazine

Volume 17, Issue 2:
Back to School resources and tips; Get to KNOW new VP, 2020 election nominations; 2019 Social Worker of the Year, Contributions of TRS retirees, 2019 Legislative Summary, Get Social with GAE, and more!


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