Results Are In!

Mock Election - EGHS October 11, 2018 MOCK ELECTION RESULTS:  Civic Engagement Day - EGHS Oct 11, 2018 Of the approximately 1,900 students attending Elk Grove High School, only 5.2% participated in the Mock Election facilitated by Stacey Tobin of League of Women Voters on October 11, 2018. Why so low?  The most consistently stated … Continue reading Results Are In!

Why Young People Should Vote

KEYNOTE:  Heidi Graham, President of LWV - Local Chapter (Arlington Heights-Mount Prospect-Buffalo Grove Area including Prospect Heights-Wheeling-Elk Grove Village)     (transcript) My name is Heidi Graham, a mom of kids about your age, a daughter who is a sophomore at Emerson University in Boston, and a son who is a sophomore at Prospect, and … Continue reading Why Young People Should Vote

How is Civics Education Being Implemented in Illinois Public Schools?

VIEW:  State of the State - Civics in Illinois Dr. Shawn Healy, Democracy Program Director at the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, outlines how the McCormick Foundation and others have made this legislation alive through a three-year implementation process. In 2015, HB 4025 (Public Act 99-0434) was signed into law, requiring that Illinois high school students … Continue reading How is Civics Education Being Implemented in Illinois Public Schools?