Tuesday, March 22, 2011

"Glee" Star Working With NEA Civic Education Initiative

Ok! Magazine (3/22, Eggenberger) reports that Darren Criss of the hit program "Glee" "is helping to kick off the first annual Democracy Day in partnership with Rock the Vote and the National Education Association to bring civic education classes to the classroom. On March 23, Darren will help launch the program at Hamilton High School in L.A., which will feature a one-class-period program that uses pop culture, video, discussion and mock election to teach young people to engage as active citizens in the election process." The piece notes that Democracy Day "coincides with the passing of the 26th Amendment, which gave 18-year-olds the right to vote."

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