Formed at the nexus of public policy and academia, Civic Education Research Lab is a collaborative research initiative dedicated to sustainable and effective civic education.
At the Civic Education Research Lab, we tackle the issues of civic education holistically. From developing best pedagogical practices for educators to promoting accurate and technologically advanced journalism, our research helps citizens better understand and interact with their wider communities.
CERL in partnership with the Center for Civic Education (Home – civiced.org) has received a $11.65 million Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) grant from the U.S. Department of Education for $11.65 million. The project, We the People: Civics Empowers All Students (CEAS), employs an adapted version of the widely used We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution curriculum to encourage civic learning and participation among elementary and middle school students living in poverty, students of color, students with disabilities, and English language learners.
The Civic Education Research Lab in conjunction with the Center for Civic Education (Home – civiced.org) has received a $4.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education Innovation and Research Program for the James Madison Legacy Project Expansion: Empowering High-Need Students for Informed, Thoughtful, and Productive Citizenship (JMLPE).
Dr. Diana Owen and the Civic Education Research Lab researchers released a major report on the Center for Civic Education’s James Madison Legacy Project, a program of professional development for teachers of high-need students.