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New Law Requires Indiana Middle Schoolers to Take Civics Class
Tuesday, July 6, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana lawmakers are working to make sure middle schoolers have a better understanding of government.

A new state law will eventually require students in grades 6 through 8 to take a semester-long civics course.

Currently, Indiana schools aren’t required to teach government classes until high school. The new law requires a commission of school leaders, government officials and other experts to help state education officials come up with the standards for the course.

The law gives the commission a year to come up with the requirements for the course.

The civics class requirement will take effect for students entering 6th grade in fall 2023.



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