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September 17, 2013

Don't Forget Constitution Day!

The U.S. Department of Education would like to remind teachers in schools that receive federal funds to commemorate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, September 17, 2013. 

A provision in Section 111 of Division J of Pub. L. 108-447, the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005,” Dec. 8, 2004; 118 Stat. 2809, 3344-45, requires “educational institutions” that receive Federal funds to hold an educational program on the United States Constitution on or around September 17, “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day,” of each year for the students served by the educational institution.

For more information and ideas for how to observe Constitution Day, the Department has developed a resource page on its website, which can be found at: