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james madison project

The Center conducts the James Madison Legacy Project, which brings high-quality professional development in civics and government to 2,025 teachers serving more than 202,500 high-need students nationwide. The project focuses on identifying cost-effective means of providing high quality professional development programs that are useful in enhancing the knowledge and skills required of teachers to promote high-needs and other students' attainment of state standards in civics and government. Learn more.

When funding is available, the Center provides other free professional-development opportunities for elementary, middle, high school educators, university and college professors, members of the legal community, We the People Programs state and congressional district coordinators, and youth organization leaders throughout the nation and in selected sites throughout the world. 


Please read
  • Senator Dianne Feinstein's statement in the October 10, 2002, Congressional Record commending our professional development program and
  • the statement of Mary McFarland (see page 103), National Advisory Panel, National Council for the Social Studies, in What Works in the High School: Result-based Staff Development, by Joellen Killion, National Staff Development Council, 2002 .

For details on upcoming trainings, workshops, content seminars, institutes, and conferences offered by Center programs, please consult the Center's calendar for a list of specific program events at the national, state, and local levels. Subscribe to our newsletter for the latest information about the Center's educational programs and professional development opportunities.