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November 10, 2016 - 12:42pm

       “I would like to thank everyone who supported me in trying to make a change in America. 

       Although we did not prevail in this election, the entire Speak-Out Party will forever and always speak up and stand up for what we believe in.

       I have come to greatly respect Lola Thompson for her determination, and I wish her the best of luck in protecting our glorious country. Thank you again for volunteering to make America stronger and better.”

              — Alma, presidential candidate of the “Speak-Out Party” 

August 11, 2016 - 2:51pm

In a recent nationwide poll, only about one-third of American adults were able to name the three branches of our government; one third of those could not name even one branch.

February 3, 2016 - 1:58pm

The Council on Public Legal Education is accepting nominations for its Flame of Democracy Award, given to an individual, organization or program in Washington State that has made a significant contribution to increasing the public’s understanding of law, the justice system or government. The mission of the CPLE is to promote public understanding of the law and civic rights and responsibilities.

June 12, 2015 - 12:53pm

During the 2015 Washington State Legislature, Regular Session, students from all over Washington State came to Olympia to attend Page School. Legislators sponsor the pages, who assist with the Legislature’s work by making deliveries and performing other tasks. Each day the pages spend part of the day in Page School learning about the legislature’s role and its process. They also learn about the role of the executive and judicial branches.

June 12, 2015 - 12:39pm

The annual mock trial season wrap-up email was more fun to write last year. Only two schools have ever won consecutive National High School Mock Trial Championships. For Seattle Prep, it was not to be. At the National tournament in Raleigh, Seattle Prep, representing Washington State, placed 15th overall in a field of 46 state champions, winning two trials, losing two, and earning eight ballots along the way. A Sacred Heart school from Nebraska beat Georgia in the final round. Neither team had been to Nationals before.

June 12, 2015 - 12:28pm

By KIMBERLY HEFLING
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Time for another history lesson.

December 11, 2014 - 6:44pm

A video from Washington's judicial branch challenges some mistaken ideas about how courts work by using real person-on-the-street interviews and responses from judges, justices, a court clerk and a state legislator. The video was produced by the Public Trust & Confidence Committee of the Board for Judicial Administration (BJA) in partnership with Washington's public affairs station, TVW, with financial support provided by the Washington State Gender and Justice Commission and Minority and Justice Commission.

December 10, 2014 - 2:52pm

Capitol Classroom Success Story: 2014 Evergreen High School Students and Dextromethorphan

August 27, 2014 - 1:35pm

The Council on Public Legal Education is accepting nominations for its Flame of Democracy Award, given to an individual, organization or program in Washington State that has made a significant contribution to increasing the public’s understanding of law, the justice system or government. The mission of the CPLE is to promote public understanding of the law and civic rights and responsibilities.

June 28, 2013 - 3:15pm

Working with national experts including judges and teachers, NCSC developed a series of graphic novels that are fun and educational and come with comprehensive lesson plans that meet national Social Studies standards.  Three comic book-like graphic novels in the Justice Case Files series were designed for elementary, middle and high school students and address topics including internet piracy of music, identity theft, and jury service.   Justice Case Files No.

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