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Civics education has been on the decline across the country.​
Too few Americans know and understand how our government works and what their role is in our democracy. A lack of knowledge in civic affairs makes individuals less likely to be active, engaged citizens.
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Municipalities across the state are seeing a decline in local government participation.​
In 2017, three in five Wisconsin municipalities reported an average of 1 or fewer candidates for each village board or city council seat.
Wisconsin Civics Games medals were awarded to team members of the first, second and third place teams during the inaugural event on Friday, March 29, at the State Capitol in Madison.Wisconsin Civics Games medals were awarded to team members of the first, second and third place teams during the inaugural event on Friday, March 29, at the State Capitol in Madison.
Wisconsin newspapers have launched the Civics Games in an effort to curb these declines.
Newspapers were founded to inform communities and encourage public dialogue. Working to bridge gaps in civic education and engagement is at the core of our mission.
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Wisconsin Civics Games 2020 dates announced

After evaluating our inaugural competitions and surveying the participants, the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation is excited to announce the dates for Year 2 of the Wisconsin Civics Games!