Chief is recognized for her leadership on advancing civics education for all California students.
Governor Gavin Newsom signed his first state budget on Thursday, which includes nearly $470 million in new judicial branch funding to continue the courts’ steady recovery after years of deep cuts.
A record 92 public schools throughout California were recognized by the Civic Learning Awards. Now in it's seventh year, the awards recognize public schools for their civic education achievements.
After more than a dozen years of striving for a more robust civics curriculum in California’s public schools, advocates for civic learning are about to get their wish.
Following the release of Governor Brown's May Revision, Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye stated: "I’m pleased to see that the Governor’s budget is consistent with his original proposal in January—one that emphasizes the need for ongoing and new...
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye has selected Administrative Presiding Justice Judith D. McConnell for the Chief Justice's Award for Exemplary Service and Leadership for her outstanding work in civics.
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye recently visited three schools earning a Civic Learning Award of Excellence—the highest honor —this year: Kumeyaay Elementary in San Diego County, Bellflower High School in Los Angeles County, and Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Charter in Sacramento County.
Juvenile courts in California are uniquely responsible for the treatment and rehabilitation of young offenders. But increasingly, courts and schools are recognizing the value of keeping students in classrooms and out of the court system altogether.
Governor Jerry Brown signed a state budget on Wednesday that will help restore court services slashed during the recession, fund courthouse projects, and improve access to justice for millions of Californians.
The Constitutional promise of being tried by a “jury of your peers” is taken to the extreme in peer courts, an alternative approach to the traditional juvenile justice system where teens judge other teens.
In this video feature, the Chief Justice explains the judiciary's role in civic education and why her Civic Learning Initiative is so important to her as leader of the state judicial branch.
With an assist from the Chief Justice's initiative on civic learning, the California Department of Education has started rolling out a new history-social science framework that emphasizes civic education.