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Joe Foss Institute

Today, four out of every five 8th graders aren’t proficient in civics and only 9 percent of fourth-graders can identify Abraham Lincoln. Join with the Joe Foss Institute, an educational non-profit organization, to battle civics illiteracy and close the civics education gap. Together, with programs that serve schools, youth organizations, and teachers, we will prepare tomorrow’s leaders for a life of active and citizenship. Learn more now!

This day in 1856: Violence on the U.S. Senate Floor

South Carolina Rep. Preston Brooks attacked Massachusetts Sen. Sumner with a cane. Talk about partis

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Do you know your country?

Country star Luke Bryan faced off against 5-year-old Macey Hensley in “Know your country.̶

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Institute Responds to Nation’s Report Card on Civics

Contact: Karen Summers Office: (480) 745.8236 Test Results Flatly Unsurprising; Show NO Improvement

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Celebrate the Law

Did you know today is Law Day? Since 1958, Law Day has served to highlight light the way the rule of

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Student Test Scores Flatly Unsurprising – Only 23% of  U.S. Students Proficient in Civics

Frank Riggs, president & CEO of the Joe Foss Institute (JFI), released the following statement o

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Stars in Service 2015

Missed the 2015 Stars in Service or just want to relive the night. Here is a look at the evening. Pi

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Require High School Civics Test

BOSTON GLOBE EDITORIAL: “In a democratic republic, civics knowledge matters at least as much a

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National Medal of Honor Day

The Medal of Honor has been awarded to 3,493 individuals during 26 conflicts, including our own Joe

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Decoding the Lyrics: “Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage

Capture the interest of today’s student with the fun and informative music video based on Lady

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The Great Emancipator

                    February 12, Lincoln’s birth

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