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Missouri Bar Citizenship Education Program Awarded National Grant to Benefit Missouri Students, Teachers and Schools

The Missouri Bar Citizenship Education program has been selected to take part in a national program that will benefit Missouri students, teachers and schools when it comes to civics education. The James Madison Legacy Project is a three-year, nationwide initiative of the Center for Civic Education that will:

  • increase the number of highly effective teachers of high-need students through the professional development of 2,025 teachers,
  • increase the achievement of at least 202,500 students in attaining state standards in civics and government,
  • serve the self-identified professional development needs of a minimum of more than 500 participating schools with significant concentrations of high-need students throughout the United States, and
  • evaluate the relative effectiveness of the Center’s research-validated traditional We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution professional development model enhanced with a new blended-learning variation which incorporates online resources.

The project will focus on identifying cost-effective means of providing widely available professional development programs useful in enhancing the knowledge and skills required of teachers to promote high-need and other students’ attainment of state standards in civics and government.

The James Madison Legacy Project is made possible by a generous grant from the U.S. Department of Education through the Supporting Effective Educator Development program. The Missouri Bar Citizenship Education Program has been awarded a sub-grant from the Center for Civic Education in the amount of $137,500 for programs in 2015-16 school year, which includes a three-day summer institute for teachers in June. Additional monies will be awarded for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years.

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