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Guest Editorial: Ensuring a Robust Civics Education for students in state of Montana

While summer is upon us, Montana teachers know that the learning hasn't stopped. They are busy preparing for the new school year to begin, and planning lessons and activities for students across our state.

As we head toward the new year, teachers will have new content standards to begin reviewing. The Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) works to ensure the eleven state standards regarding various course topics are current and applicable. These standards lay out what students should learn and what they should know. The local curriculum at their schools is informed by these state stand...