New law requires civics proficiency for public school graduates

A NEW LAW requires public high school students in Rhode Island to be proficient in civics literacy. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES
PROVIDENCE – Public school graduates across Rhode Island will now be required to demonstrate proficiency in civics after a law was recently passed by the R.I. General Assembly and signed by Gov. Daniel J. McKee on July 19. The legislation – sponsored by Rep. Brian C. Newbury, R-North Smithfield, and Sen. Hanna M. Gallo, D-Cranston…

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