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Joint Civic Engagement Initiative Honors Oakland, CA Students with Awards for Outstanding Projects

Publication: Mills College News
Date: May 15, 2014

Summary: Two dozen students from Oakland, CA will be honored for outstanding civic engagement projects as part of the Educating for Democracy in the Digital Age (EDDA) Initiative, a partnership between the National Writing Project, Oakland Unified School District, and Mills College School of Education.

 

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Two dozen Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) students will be honored for outstanding civic engagement projects, highlighting an initiative launched by the Mills College School of Education in partnership with the OUSD and the National Writing Project. The student honors are part of the Educating for Democracy in the Digital Age (EDDA) Initiative, an effort to help local students become "community ready" in addition to being ready for college and career.

Paul Oh, senior program associate at the National Writing Project, added, 'We're finding that as EDDA teachers become better versed in the classroom use of digital media and today's tools of communication, they're providing students more opportunities to develop web literacy skills and create impact with peers and mentors locally and across the country.'"

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