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917 Society Celebrates Constitution, Still Giving Out Free Pocket Copies to Eighth-Graders

Members of the 917 Society traveled around Tennessee last week giving away free pocket Constitutions to eighth-graders to mark Constitution Week. The Nashville area nonprofit has reached 10,000 students so far with the launch of its Constitution Project, which is for public, private and homeschooled students. In Tennessee, eighth-grade is…

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Metro Nashville Public Schools Ignores the Constitution During Constitution Week

Metro Nashville Public Schools has not promoted Constitution Day or Constitution Week at the district level. District spokeswoman Michelle Machaud told The Tennessee Star that “we are not as a district” promoting Constitution Week but that “it may be possible social studies teachers are observing this.” The Star contacted several…

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Recognition of Constitution Week Spotty in Middle Tennessee Public Schools Outside of Nashville

Constitution Week will soon be over and Tennesseans who want to see the annual tradition promoted are worried it has gone by unnoticed by too many public schools. While some educators and outside groups have thrown themselves into promoting the week, there has been a lack of coordination at a…

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Constitution Week Kicks Off with Nationwide ‘Preamble Challenge’ and Constitution Bee in Tennessee

The country began its week-long celebration of the 230th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution by delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787 with a nationwide “Preamble Challenge” issued to secondary and elementary school students by the Civics Renewal Network¬†on Monday. At least two schools…

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State Rep. Byrd’s ‘Celebrate Freedom Week’ Bill Signed Into Law; Tennessee Schoolchildren to Learn More About America’s Founding

  Tennessee students will get more lessons on the history of American’s founding, thanks to a bill passed by the state legislature and signed into law by Gov. Haslam last week. The week of Sept. 17 will be designated as Celebrate Freedom Week in K-12 public schools. The law goes…

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