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Applications Welcome Through April 15 for 2015 American Civic Education Teacher Awards

CONTACT: Wayne Vance, Center on Congress at Indiana University, wvance@indiana.edu; Maria Gallo, Center for Civic Education, gallo@civiced.org; Michelle Hudgins, National Education Association, newsdeadline@nea.org


LOS ANGELES — 
April 15 is the application deadline for teachers who wish to be considered for the 2015 American Civic Education Teacher Awards. The application form is at http://civiced.org/community/teachers/civic-ed-awards.

The awards are given annually to elementary and secondary teachers of civics, government and related fields who have demonstrated exceptional expertise, dynamism and creativity in motivating students to learn about Congress, the Constitution, and public policy.

The ACETA program is jointly sponsored by the Center on Congress at Indiana University, the Center for Civic Education, and the National Education Association.

Each year the ACETA program selects and showcases three teachers who are doing exemplary work in preparing young people to become informed and engaged citizens. Applicants must be full-time classroom teachers of grades K–12. 

Applications for the 2015 awards must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, April 15. 

There is no fee to apply. In addition to a resume and a two-page self-portrait essay, applicants must submit three letters of recommendation—two from teaching peers and one from their school principal. 

The selected teachers will join a distinguished group of 27 prior honorees who have been selected since the program began in 2006.


 (Press Release) February 12, 2015

 
Teachers from Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Washington Receive American Civic Education Teacher Awards

CONTACT: John Hale, 818-591-9321, hale@civiced.org; Maria Gallo, 818-591-9321, gallo@civiced.org


LOS ANGELES — Teachers from Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Washington are recipients of the 2014 American Civic Education Teacher Awards, recognizing their exemplary work preparing young people to become informed and engaged citizens. The ACETA winners are John Dickson of Harwich (Mass.) High School; Natalie O'Brien of North Smithfield (R.I.) High School; and Jennifer Reidel of Lynden (Wash.) High School.

The awards are given annually to teachers of civics, government and related subjects who have demonstrated exceptional expertise, dynamism and creativity in motivating students to learn about the Constitution, Congress and public policy.

ACETA is sponsored by the Center for Civic Education, the Center on Congress at Indiana University, and the National Education Association.

 (Press Release) June 4, 2014

 
Senate Passes Cardin, Grassley Resolution Supporting Civic Education

Resolution Calls for Increased Prioritization of Civic Education in American Public Schools

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan resolution sponsored by U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) calls for increased prioritization of civic education in American public schools. Senate Resolution 427 received the unanimous approval of the U.S. Senate on April 29.

The Cardin-Grassley resolution encourages elementary and secondary schools to adopt programs and curricula that have demonstrated effectiveness in fostering civic competence, civic responsibility, and a reasoned commitment to the fundamental values and principles underlying the constitutional government of the United States. The resolution also calls for all teachers of civics and government to have access to adequate opportunities to enrich teaching through professional development programs to enrich their teaching capacity.

 (Press Release) May 1, 2014

 
Lincoln High School Students Place First in Nationwide Championship on the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights

WASHINGTON — After three days of simulated congressional hearings that tested their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, Lincoln High School students from Portland, Oregon, captured first place at the 27th Annual We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution National Finals.

CONTACT: Mark Molli, Center for Civic Education

 (Press Release) April 28, 2014

 
Center for Civic Education and Share My Lesson to Give Away Free Textbooks

LOS ANGELES — The Center for Civic Education and Share My Lesson today announced a promotion to give away a free set of We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution textbooks. A winner will be chosen at random from teachers registering by December 31, 2013, at www.ShareMyLesson.com/cce. The winner can choose a classroom set of the new We the People enhanced ebook or a set of We the People upper elementary, middle school, or high school textbooks.


 (Press Release) November 12, 2013

 
New Ebooks Distribution Partnership Seeks to Increase Knowledge of Constitution

 LOS ANGELES — The Center for Civic Education, the most prominent name in civic education, today launched a partnership with global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to distribute ebook editions of We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution, a series of internationally acclaimed civics textbooks for upper elementary, middle, and high school students (watch video).

 (Press Release) September 17, 2013

 
New Ebook Brings Civic Education Into the Digital Age: We the People Now Available As an Enhanced Ebook
LOS ANGELES—We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution, an internationally acclaimed civics textbook for high school students, is now available as a Web-based enhanced ebook that can be read on nearly any device, including Macs and PCs, Apple iPads and iPhones, Android tablets and smart phones, and Windows 8 touch-screen devices.
 
 
John Hale Receives 2013 Roy Erickson Civic Education Leadership Award
LOS ANGELES—John Hale was presented recently with the Roy Erickson Civic Education Leadership Award—an honor bestowed annually on civic education leaders who promote or implement civic learning in California schools. Hale received the award Saturday, March 9, at the 52nd Annual California Council for the Social Studies Conference in Burlingame, a yearly meeting attended by more than 800 history and social science educators from around California.
 
 
Kurdish Parliamentarians in Los Angeles on Civic Education Fact-Finding Trip
LOS ANGELES—The Center for Civic Education is hosting a delegation of three members of parliament of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Iraq, from September 20 to October 8, 2012. The parliamentarians are members of the Committee on Education and Higher Education. The objectives of the delegation are to learn about civic education policies and practices in the United States, to experience the U.S. educational system, and to consider next steps for reinvigorating and sustaining civic education in Kurdistan.
 
 
Teachers from Indiana, Arizona and Utah Receive American Civic Education Teacher Awards
Kevin Cline, Jaime Festa-Daigle, and Richard Ochoa received the 2012 American Civic Education Teacher Awards, which recognizes their exemplary work preparing young people to become informed and engaged citizens. 
 
The ACETA Awards are given annually to elementary and secondary teachers of civics, government and related subjects who have demonstrated exceptional expertise, dynamism and creativity in motivating students to learn about the Constitution, Congress and public policy.
 
ACETA is sponsored by the Center for Civic Education, the Center on Congress at Indiana University, and the National Education Association.
 
 
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