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Civic Engagement and Learning

After a yearlong study of civic education and engagement in the Commonwealth, the Special Commission on Civic Engagement and Learning, chaired by Sen. Richard T. Moore, has released its report, “Renewing the Social Compact.”

The Special Commission was revived in 2011 by the Legislature and charged with studying, reporting and making recommendations on civic engagement and learning. The Commission was comprised of legislative, administrative, education, and community groups and officials. The entire report can be found here.

The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts had a seat on the Commission, and Terry Yoffie, our education specialist, represented us. There is much to do to implement the recommendations in the report, and Terry is looking for members who would like to assist her at the State House with that effort. You can contact her at