State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell invites Greater Haverhill residents to a June 12 forum on civic education legislation, ahead of a State House hearing June 13.
Rep. Campbell and Sen. Harriette L. Chandler are sponsoring an education proposal under consideration by the Massachusetts House and Senate to ensure civics is taught in schools. As part of the proposal, supported by the League of Women Voters of Greater Haverhill, all students in Massachusetts would complete at least two civics projects in two separate grade levels as a graduation requirement.
Campbell’s initiative aims to increase awareness of federal, state, and local policies impacting the student’s community, and could include social studies, history, science, math and English courses.
Members of the community interested in hearing more about Rep. Campbell’s bill ahead of its June 13 hearing are invited to attend an evening forum with the politician Monday, June 12, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Universalist Unitarian Church of Haverhill, 16 Ashland St., Haverhill.