ACTion Roundup: Voting on health + Teaching the Story of 9/11

In this week's edition, we gather thoughts on how schools should teach the history of 9/11 and ask you to engage!

Vote NOW on the most innovative projects on the Health and Human Services site. Deadline is TODAY. “The HHSinnovates Program recognizes and rewards good ideas and facilitates the exchange of innovations throughout the Department and beyond,” said Secretary Sebelius. “Innovative ideas and practices aren’t restricted to the private sector: government workers are developing new ideas and facilitating connections to improve the way government works and improve the health of all Americans.” via Government Health IT

Peter Levine's take on how schools should teach 9/11 - "I can vividly remember September 11, 2001, but today’s fifth-graders were not even born on that day. For them, September 11 is history – and often, a topic in their history class. Most teachers use best-selling civics and American history textbooks that describe the attacks on New York and Washington. And as of last fall, 21 states specifically mentioned 9/11 in their social studies standards." via CNN

One project group, The Richmond Open Government Project, wants city hall to open up their meetings and accomodate their schedules for citizens. via WWBT

Iowa City schools get brand new engagement platform to better facilitate civic engagement among parents, students and teachers. Check out the new site! 

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