Civics Education Organizations and Groups
Want to learn more about why CLA is committed to civics engagement and outreach? The following resources demonstrate the critical need for enhanced civic education in our state. We also provide resources to teachers and the community:
- CA Courts, Civic Learning Initiative, Judges in the Classroom
- CA Dept. of Education, Civic Education Initiative
- Power of Democracy Steering Committee works to improve civic awareness, learning, and engagement in California and it works to implement the Chief Justice’s civic education initiative.
- Chief Justice Guerrero’s commitment to Civics Education Learn more about the Chief Justice’s efforts through the Civic Education Initiative and the Power of Democracy project.
- Judicial Fairness Coalition CLA is proud to partner with the California Judges Association (CJA) to increase awareness about judicial independence and the importance of an impartial judiciary.
- National Association of Women Judges, Informed Voters Project IVP provides non-partisan resources for educating the community and juries about the role of the judicial branch.
- We The People The Center for Civic Education partners with a network of 50 state civics, government, and law programs sponsored by state bar associations and foundations, colleges and universities, and other civic and law non-profit organizations to promote teaching and learning about the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
- ABA Division of Public Education, Resources for Judges & Lawyers The Division for Public Education provides reliable information about the law and legal issues, including resources and programs for educators, students, journalists, legal professionals, opinion leaders, and the public to advance public understanding of law and its role in society.
- ABA Law Day 2024
- History of Law Day
- History of Constitution Day and Resources for Teachers
- Digital Chalkboard (resource sharing between teachers)
- Educating for American Democracy: A Roadmap for Excellence in History and Civics Education for All Learners
- iCivics, Free Lesson Plans and Games for Learning Civics
- Revitalizing K-12 Civic Learning in CA A 2014 report of the California Taskforce on K-12 Civics Learning that includes a series of findings and recommendations
- Senate Bill 955 amended Education Code (EC) Section 48205, SB 955 includes as another type of required excused absence for middle or high school students: a one-day absence for the purpose of participating in a civic or political event, provided the student notifies the school ahead of the absence. EC Section 48205 defines a civic or political event as including, but not limited to, voting, poll working, strikes, public commenting, candidate speeches, political or civic forums, and town halls.