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CERL Receives Grant for Civics Empowers All Students from the U.S. Department of Education

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.

CERL Receives Grant for the James Madison Legacy Project Expansion from the U.S. Department of Education

CERL 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).

CERL Issues Report on the James Madison Legacy Project

Dr. Diana Owen and CERL 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.  

2019 State of Technology in Global Newsrooms Survey

Dr. Diana Owen authored a major report on The State of Technology in Global Newsrooms for the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). The 2019 study is a follow-up to the first-ever global survey on the adoption of new technologies in the news media that the team produced in 2017.

CERL Wins Best APSA Conference Paper Award

Professor Diana Owen was honored with the Best APSA Conference Paper Award by the Political Science Education Section at the organization’s annual meeting on August 30, 2019, in Washington, D.C.  Her paper, “Teaching Civics to High-Need Students,” assesses the impact of different teaching pedagogies on high-need students’ acquisition of civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions.  

CERL Holds Workshop at the WPSA

The workshop, hosted at the Western Political Science Association Annual Conference, discussed how the JMLP professional development program empowers teachers to incorporate active learning pedagogies into civics and social studies classrooms and showcased research on the program.