Taking civics class to the next level
Santa Fe College is one of ten community colleges nationwide selected to promote civic engagement and democratic learning in its curriculum. Democracy Project Co-Director Marilyn Tubb says the college was a great choice for this group.
Tubb says Santa Fe will receive a $7,500 grant for faculty members to attend conferences, order materials and begin integrating democratic thinking into classrooms starting in the fall semester.
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