• You Can Make a Difference

    makeadifferenceYou Can Make a Difference in Only Five MinutesThe U.S. Department of Education has published its draft priorities for discretionary grant programs for the coming year and has invited public comment. The draft includes 15 priorities but does not include civic education. Please tell the Department of Education that you support federal funding for civic education. It can take as little as five minutes to make a difference in the lives of America's young people.

  • Do You Know Your Constitutional System This Well?

    alabama videoDo You Know Your Constitutional System This Well?Can you answer questions about our constitutional system as well as these We the People students? Click here to find a list of questions and watch the brief responses of students before panels of judges in hearing rooms in the U.S. Senate. The students are finalists in the 2010 annual We the People competition on the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

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

    aceta awardsAmerican Civic Education Teacher Award Winners AnnouncedThree outstanding civics and government teachers received the 2014 American Civic Education Teacher Awards, recognizing their exemplary work in preparing young people to become informed and engaged citizens. The ACETA winners are John Dickson of Harwich High School in Massachusetts; Natalie O’Brien of North Smithfield High School in Rhode Island; and Jennifer Reidel of Lynden High School in Washington.

  • We the People Students Build Knowledge, Triumph over Adversity

    jamaljenkinsWe the People Students Build Knowledge, Triumph over AdversityThese We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution students faced adversity and persevered: “Sometimes you have a challenge you have to go after,” said Jamal Jenkins, a student at Cesar Chavez Parkside Middle School in Washington, D.C. “You have to put your best foot forward and keep going.” Read the full story in the Washington Post. (Photo: Ann Cameron Siegal)

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