2021 Civic Learning Award

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced today that 32 schools won this year’s Civic Learning Awards, which celebrate public schools’ efforts to engage students in civic learning. This year, the awards emphasize school-based efforts that went uninterrupted despite the pandemic. Now in its ninth year, the awards program is co-sponsored by State Superintendent Thurmond and Chief Justice of California Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye and is part of the Chief Justice's Civic Learning Initiative

Ms. Candor has been outstanding at keeping the Crawford Academy of Justice programs going on zoom, Canvas and in the classroom during covid with our community partners and students.  Ms. Candor submitted the application related to the Academy of Law and Justice curriculum for the 2021 Civic Learning Award and was recognized, along with Crawford High School and the Academy of Law and Justice, in receiving the Merit Civic Learning Award.   Ms. Candor, Crawford and the Academy of Law and Justice also received this award in 2019.  

Thirty-two schools in the state were recognized for the Civic Learning Award.  Three received the Excellence Award, and three schools received the Distinction Award.  Twenty-six schools received the Merit Award.  In San Diego County, the Merit Award recipients were Crawford, Hoover, Mira Mesa and Preuss.  

Thank you, Ms. Candor and Congratulations!  Thank you for all you do for our students as a teacher/Academy coordinator for the Crawford Academy of Law and Justice.  

Ray Beattie
History-Social Science
Crawford High School
Academy of Law and Justice

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