• Cohort I of the James Madison Legacy Project: The Results are In

    cohort1teachers dec16Cohort I of the James Madison Legacy Project: The Results are InWe’re thrilled to announce that 649 teachers from across the country have completed cohort I of the James Madison Legacy Project (JMLP). The JMLP is a three-year nationwide initiative designed to expand the availability and effectiveness of civics instruction through professional development with an emphasis on digital content. Diana Owen of Georgetown University has published a new paper detailing the full results of this cohort. 

  • Educating High Need Students for Engagement in the Digital Age

    educatinghighneed dec2016Educating High-Need Students for Engagement in the Digital AgeThe civic education of high-need students is often shortchanged, contributing to a “civic empowerment gap.” This paper by Diana Owen of Georgetown University examines differences in pedagogies used by teachers of high-need and non–high-need students, focusing on the extent to which they employ techniques that will prepare students for citizenship in the age of digital politics. Students in high-need schools are not receiving civics instruction that keeps pace with the requirements of engaged citizenship. 

  • Civic Education: The U.S. Constitution Is the Core

    blogpost december16Civic Education: The U.S. Constitution Is the CoreCheck out the latest blog post from the Center for Civic Education's Executive Director, Charles Quigley. Learn more about how civic education has changed the lives of students and teachers, and how new government policies are promoting Constitutional education. 

  • American Judges Foundation Gives Grant to We the People

    americanjudgesfoundation 2017American Judges Foundation Awards Grant to We the PeopleThe Center would like to acknowledge the generosity of the American Judges Foundation, which recently gave a grant of $3,500 to support the We the People program. Judge Catherine Shaffer, the Foundation’s President for 2016-17, expressed the AJF’s ongoing warmest wishes and sincere thanks for all the wonderful work We the People does in advancing civic education for our high school students nationwide.


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