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EHS teacher accepted for prestigious Supreme Court Summer Institute

Aerial view of Kuhlman stadium with water tower in foreground.

Chris Griggs, an Edina High School social studies teacher, will travel to Washington, D.C. this June to attend the prestigious Supreme Court Summer Institute. After a highly competitive application process, 60 teachers were selected to participate this year. The Institute is co-sponsored by Street Law, Inc. and the Supreme Court Historical Society.

The Institute offers teachers the opportunity to study recent Supreme Court cases in detail and learn innovative teaching methods for conveying this information to students. Well-known Supreme Court lawyers, reporters, scholars, and educators will be among the speakers and instructors for the Institute. Teachers will visit the Court to attend decisions and a reception. A recent evaluation of the Supreme Court Summer Institute found that teachers who attended gained confidence and context for discussing issues and Supreme Court cases in their classrooms, and used interactive teaching strategies more frequently.