BOSTON – On March 22, Senator Cindy Friedman (D-Arlington) joined her Senate colleagues in voting in favor of S.2355, An Act to promote and enhance civic engagement, and S.2343, An act relative to financial literacy in schools.
S.2355 enacts a hands-on and experiential approach to fostering civic engagement. The bill incorporates project-based learning components, encourages the instruction of civic competencies – including news and media literacy – and provides extracurricular civic-participation opportunities.
“Now more than ever, it is critically important to encourage civic engagement in our public schools,” said Senator Friedman. “Empowering our young leaders with the tools they need to succeed and to take on the difficult challenges of the world is vitally important for the future of our nation and the state of our democracy.”