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N.J. Governor Murphy signs bill requiring civic education in middle school

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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation (S854) into law today. The bipartisan sponsored bill titled Laura Wooten’s Law requires civic instruction to be taught in middle school.

The New Jersey Center for Civic Education at Rutgers University will be in charge of creating the curriculum to be taught to middle and high school students starting in the 2022-2023 school year. The curriculum will teach the values and principles underlying the American system of constitutional democracy, the function of government, and the role of a citizen in a democratic society.

Read the full article here, originally published by WHYY.org on July 23, 2021.