When it comes to finding the necessary funds to provide high-quality professional development to American educators, we should take the long view and see the greater societal benefit of such an investment. We should be careful not to be trapped into regressive budgeting plans that play into the old warning against being “penny wise and pound foolish.”
The Center is pleased to announce the rankings for the 2016 Project Citizen National Showcase, which was held July 19–20 in Calabasas, California. Middle and high school classes from around the country submitted traditional and electronic portfolios for judging. Students dealt with a wide range of issues, from improving city sidewalks to addressing student stress in school.
The James Madison Legacy Project is a three-year nationwide initiative of the Center for Civic Education to increase the number of highly effective teachers of high-need students through professional development. The grant is made possible by a generous grant from the U.S. Department of Education through the Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) program.
Rachel Carson Middle School of Herndon, Virginia, placed first in the Fourth Annual We the People National Invitational. Brown County Junior High School of Nashville, Indiana, placed second and Bob Graham Education Center of Miami Lakes, Florida, placed third. Congratulations to all competitors! Full results.