• Funding Professional Development in Civic Education: Timely Advice

    jmlpteachersFunding Professional Development in Civic Education: Timely Advice 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.” 

  • James Madison Legacy Project Supports Civic Education for High-Need Students

    jmlp july2016James Madison Legacy Project Supports Civic Education for High-Need Students 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 Places First

    wtp invite_rachelcarson_2016Rachel Carson Middle School Places First at the We the People National Invitational 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.

  • Senate Resolution Supports Civic Education

    sres440Senate Resolution Supports Civic Education 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. 


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