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Dear Friends of Civic Education
One of the  most important roles of public education is teaching our children to be good citizens. Civic responsibility means not only to possess knowledge of government, but to learn about processes and institutions that are effective in improving community conditions and economic development, developing skills necessary to participate in policy making processes, and developing a mentality that includes performing lifelong service for the common good.

Because civic participation and education is one of the most fundamental elements of a healthy democracy and a strong economy, our goals are to promote awareness and partnerships between schools and communities that will support DuPage efforts in civic education and developing and implementing strategies that will support students and schools in sustaining high-quality citizenship education and community responsibility.
Please contact us if we can ever be of service in this area.

Dr. Darlene J. Ruscitti
Regional Superintendent
DuPage County Schools


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