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Document Number: 11268

Florida and Illinois: Civic Issues, No Law Required - Florida and Illinois have created a network of academic institutions committed to providing students with opportunities to gain skills necessary to be effective participants in democracy. This ECS report from the National Center for Learning and Civic Engagement illustrates the states’ different approaches, both accomplished without legislation. Illinois’ initiative is targeted at high school students through the state’s Democracy Schools. The Florida College System Civic Literacy Initiative is viewed as a long-term project that will impact college students as well as communities served by participating colleges....

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