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Have your classes participate in Constitution Day activities

Thursday, August 27, 2015

USA Constitution on a flagThe Iowa Department of Education has partnered with the Iowa Judicial Branch and the Iowa Bar Association this year to help schools actively take part in celebrating U.S. Constitution Day, which is Sept. 17.

In the spirit of the day, celebrations and observations have been scheduled:

Congress enacted legislation requiring all public schools to set aside one day during the week of Sept. 17 to teach all students about the U.S. Constitution and about citizenship. This year is the 228th anniversary of our national Constitution. While compliance is mandatory, the implementation details are left to local districts.

More information, including additional Constitution Day resources, is available at If your district is planning something special to celebrate Constitution Day or you have any questions, contact Stefanie Wager, social studies consultant, at, or 515-725-7842. If you have legal questions about the matter, contact

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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on February 22, 2018 at 8:44pm.