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Bill RuftyOctober 24, 2018

Dennis Ross, the Republican congressman from the 15th Congressional District, joined Southeastern University President Kent Ingle to announce the retiring congressman’s new job during a Wednesday news conference. The Lakeland Republican is becoming part of a major center for the teaching of government and civics both for students and the general public. Upon his departure from the U.S. House […]

Bill RuftyOctober 14, 2016

The vitriolic presidential campaign and its controversies are due in a major part to the education system failing to retain one of its traditional and historical obligations, the teaching of civics, U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, a Lakeland Republican, told a meeting of a Kiwanis Club in his hometown Thursday. “I have never seen anything like […]

Ryan RayDecember 4, 2015

Three civics education initiatives proposed by U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham are set to become law as part of the just-passed Every Child Succeeds Act, approved Thursday by the House 359-64. Graham’s camp says the Tallahassee Democrat shepherded language into the bill by working with a bipartisan group of members to sway Education Committee Chairman John Kline to include […]

Ryan RayNovember 4, 2015

U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham and U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross have unveiled a bipartisan effort in Congress to boost civics education across the nation. Graham, a freshman Democrat from Tallahassee is teaming up with Ross, a Polk County Republican, will pursue a resolution encouraging high schools to administer a civics test to high school seniors. The questions are taken from the […]


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