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State Representative Diana DiZoglio Hosts Civic Education Day at Haverhill High School
Representative Diana DiZoglio
14th Essex District
State House Room 472
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 1, 2018
DiZoglio Hosts Civic Education Day at Haverhill High School
(HAVERHILL) – State Representative Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) recently visited Haverhill High School as the latest stop on her Civic Education Tour to engage and educate students across the Merrimack Valley.
The program, which the Representative in recent years has also brought to schools in North Andover, Methuen and Lawrence, was designed to educate students about what it means to be a citizen and how to be active in the democratic process. Students had the opportunity to debate legislation pertaining to hands-free cell phone use while driving.
In today’s high schools, civic education is often only offered toward the end of a student’s studies, in twelfth grade. On the latest national civics assessment, administered by the National Assessment Governing Board, two-thirds of students scored below “proficient.” Another recent survey found that more than a quarter of college students reported they did not register to vote because they did not know how to do so
“Texting while driving is a serious issue and I’m glad that Rep DiZoglio and other representatives in Massachusetts have been taking steps in the right direction to resolve it,” said Eleanor Coffin, Haverhill High junior.
“Representative DiZoglio gave us relevant advice on how to work together to solve problems the same way the Massachusetts legislature does,” said Olivia Rodgers, Haverhill High junior. “She connected her experiences with ours. It was a great visit.”
“I appreciated the fact that Representative DiZoglio spoke to us about the issues the Massachusetts legislature has before it and she included us in the decision making process,” Evan Tsioropoulos, Haverhill High freshman.
“I can’t thank the Representative enough for taking the time to come and meet with my Civics class,” said Shaun Ashworth, Haverhill High history teacher. “I place high importance on creating a connection between the community and the high school. It provides students with a tangible opportunity to interact with the curriculum and further spark interest in what they’re learning”
“All too often, our classrooms lack a strong civic learning program to educate our youth about what state government does in our daily lives,” said DiZoglio. “It was an honor to join the amazing students of Haverhill High School as I discussed how bills become laws with this next generation of leaders. Thank you to Mr. Ashworth for having me for this wonderful occasion.”
DiZoglio’s visit came on the heels of her civic education legislation being passed by the legislature’s Joint Committee on Education.
House Bill 2022, An Act relative to civic education in public schools, was passed as part of a comprehensive civic education package to require all public elementary and high schools to teach American history and civics.
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A Message from the Superintendent/DESE Press ReleaseGood morning,Late yesterday I shared a press release with you from the Governor and DESE commending Haverhill for significant improvement with our drop out rate. While that targets one component of our school system…I hope you realize that this one very significant component reflects MANY of the gains we have made across our system.I write to you this morning so that you truly understand…that all of you play an important role in that success…our clerks that handle so much data and greet many with a smile…custodians that have our schools looking clean every day…security which through these difficult days provide safety and comfort to many…nurses that provide such kindly care to so many…our cafeteria’s staff that greet students with a smile every day as they provide welcomed nourishment…transportation staff that every day face many challenges…facility staff that are always are there to help and improve…our coaches and athletic staff that encourage and champion victories while they keep hope and promise alive in defeat…to our Principals, Assistant Principals, Guidance and support staff that labor behind the scenes to pull all the pieces together and to our teaching staff who daily take on the formidable task of capturing the minds and hearts of so many that sit before them…and if I have missed someone… all should know it is because of all of you …that so many good things happen and success continues to be realized…You know some critics believe “in their own minds their character is impeccable” …while we should listen to criticism we have to be driven by our unique ability to be optimistic and positive for when we inspire another…plant a seed – and properly cultivate it then growth will result…Respectfully,Jim Scully
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