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The We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Initiative for High-Needs Students is a comprehensive effort designed to address the specific needs of those schools that serve high percentages of socioeconomically disadvantaged studnets and those experiencing attendance or truancy problems. The initiative provides free curricular materials, professional development services, and technical assistance to teachers.

From July 7–15, 2010, high school teachers participating in the second year of the High-Needs Initiative were invited to James Madison University to study the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and to learn how to implement the We the People curriculum into their classrooms. Experienced mentor teachers, who guided the participants through the materials, also provided lesson plans to accommodate students of varied academic levels.

Summer Institute agenda
 One-page description of the High Needs Initiative