Justice Sonia Sotomayor went to Washington (state) to tell teachers and judges the US needs to better educate good citizens.
Civic engagement during the teen years carries over into adulthood, esp. in reaching a higher level of academic completion.
They celebrate democracy by recognizing schools that embrace the mission of providing good learning opportunities in civics education.
NAEP has released data from the 2014 social studies examination for 8th graders in the US: no significant change from the results in 2010.