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.
Sen. Res. 440 honors the dedication of all civic educators and calls for the support of programs that “educate students about the history and principles of Constitution of the United States, including the Bill of Rights.” Sen. Res. 440 was introduced by Senators Ben Cardin (D-Maryland), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island), and Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi). All four senators are outstanding supporters of civics in the schools and professional development for teachers.
Oregon's Lincoln High School, led by teacher George Ten Eyck, placed first the 29th annual We the People National Finals. Second place went to Denver East High School, followed by Oregon's Grant High School, a wild card team, in third. More than 1,200 high school students and teachers competed in simulated congressional hearings on the Constitution this weekend. Find the results on Facebook and join the discussion using hashtag #WTPFinals.