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Ex-Supreme Court justices at Harvard Law forum

April 1, 2013

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Retired U.S. Supreme Court justices Sandra Day O’Connor and David Souter are among the panelists appearing at a Harvard Law School conference on the importance of civics education.

The purpose of the all-day conference Monday is to explore ways of preparing young people to participate in democracy.

Discussions will focus on new research developments, innovative teaching and learning techniques, and what all Americans should know to be engaged and informed citizens.

The “Civics Education: Why it Matters to Democracy, Society and You” conference is open to the public and participants include teachers, scholars and other leaders.

It is co-hosted by the Harvard Graduate School of Education and iCivics, an organization founded by O’Connor to reverse Americans’ declining civic knowledge and participation.