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Sept. 17 is Constitution Day/Citizenship Day, commemorating the Sept. 17, 1787, signing of the U.S. Constitution. In recognition, Congress has mandated that every educational institution receiving federal funds take a day to teach about the seminal document. Because this year Sept. 17 falls on a religious holiday, Rosh Hashana, institutions may celebrate either the preceding or the following week.
Sept. 17 is Constitution Day/Citizenship Day 091212 NEWS 1 Capital City Weekly Sept. 17 is Constitution Day/Citizenship Day, commemorating the Sept. 17, 1787, signing of the U.S. Constitution. In recognition, Congress has mandated that every educational institution receiving federal funds take a day to teach about the seminal document. Because this year Sept. 17 falls on a religious holiday, Rosh Hashana, institutions may celebrate either the preceding or the following week.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

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Sept. 17 is Constitution Day/Citizenship Day

Sept. 17 is Constitution Day/Citizenship Day, commemorating the Sept. 17, 1787, signing of the U.S. Constitution. In recognition, Congress has mandated that every educational institution receiving federal funds take a day to teach about the seminal document. Because this year Sept. 17 falls on a religious holiday, Rosh Hashana, institutions may celebrate either the preceding or the following week.

Free online resources are available from the Federal Resources for Educational Excellence web site (http://free.ed.gov/subjects.cfm?subject_id=19 ), the National History Education Clearinghouse (http://teachinghistory.org/spotlight/constitution-day ), and the National Archives and Records Administration (http://www.archives.gov/calendar/constitution-day/ ).

For more information see: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/fund/guid/constitutionday.html


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