FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 25, 2019
Contact: Amy Starnes
Public Information Director, State Bar of Texas
(800) 204-2222, ext. 1706, or (512) 427-1706
Texas Bar Foundation funds State Bar
Law Related Education project to teach Texas civics
AUSTIN — The State Bar of Texas Law Related Education Department and Law Focused Education, Inc. received a $30,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation to help fund their newest project, Texas Civics: A Student’s Guide.
Texas Civics: A Student’s Guide will be a video series designed to educate the public about the basic functions of the three branches of government provided for in the Texas Constitution. The videos will help students compare the structure and functions of government at the municipal, county, state, and national levels. They will be five to six minutes in length and closed-captioned to promote their ease of use in classrooms.
This project will join dozens of other law-related curricula and educational games on the website texaslre.org in 2020.
Since its inception in 1965, the Texas Bar Foundation has awarded more than $20 million in grants to law-related programs. Supported by members of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Bar Foundation is the nation’s largest charitably funded bar foundation.
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