Two Tucson schools recognized for civic engagement

2014-08-07T14:00:00Z 2014-08-07T14:18:22Z Two Tucson schools recognized for civic engagementAlexis Huicochea Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Two Tucson campuses are being recognized for providing high quality civic learning.

Safford K-8 Magnet School in the Tucson Unified School District and Tanque Verde High School in the Tanque Verde Unified School District were two of 27 schools across Arizona named Civic Engagement schools by the Arizona Department of Education’s Excellence in Civic Engagement program.

The program supports the role schools play in ensuring that students are informed and engaged citizens.

Safford was named a school of merit and Tanque Verde, which was named a school of merit last year, was elevated to a school of distinction.

“I am inspired by the efforts that schools are demonstrating in preparing our youth to become informed engaged citizens — and future civic leaders,” said Arizona Schools Chief John Huppenthal.

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