01 August, 2012
The Michigan Center for Civic Education is pleased to announce the appointment of five new Board Members.
“We at MCCE are excited about expanding our services to educate and engage more students to be effective citizens through civic and law-related education” said Linda Start, Executive Director of the Michigan Center for Civic Education. “This addition completes a key task that our Board laid out as we embark on a new path forward”.
MCCE thanks the Michigan State Bar Foundation for providing funding to develop a new roadmap which will enable MCCE to expand outreach and services.
25 July, 2012
The 2012 Joint Social Studies Conference has been scheduled for Friday and Saturday, November 2-3, at the John Lewis Student Community Center at Macomb Community College in Warren.
10 July, 2012
The Litigation Section of the State Bar of Michigan [recently] presented a $5,000 check to the Michigan Center for Civic Education to support the 2011-2012 Michigan High School Mock Trial Tournament. Steve Fox, Secretary of the Litigation Section, stated that they were very pleased to continue their long-standing support of the competition. Fox noted that it was particularly fitting that trial lawyers provide both financial support and personal time to insure the continued success of the State’s mock trial program. Over the years, the Litigation Section has been one of the largest benefactors of the competition, contributing $32,000 since 2003. Fox added that support should also come from other sections of the State Bar as well, challenging them to become annual benefactors of the Michigan Center for Civic Education.
05 July, 2012
he Michigan Center for Civic Education was invited to participant in Every Student a Citizen Western Regional Meeting at the Cantigny Park Visitors Center on June 28, 2012. MCCE was represented by Linda Start, Executive Director. Also attending was Kathleen Straus, Michigan State Board of Education.
02 July, 2012
Based on everything the Chief Justice of the United States told our household teenager, Connor was not surprised by last week's ruling on the Affordable Care Act.
John G. Roberts Jr. was the swing vote in a 5-4 tally that officially said, "Yup. Looks more or less OK to us." That was somewhat startling to most of the allegedly knowledgeable prognosticators, but chances are they've never sat in a big room in the Supreme Court Building hung with portraits of deceased justices, peppering Roberts with questions.
Connor, who just finished his junior year, had that opportunity in March because of an amazing program that every politically inclined high-schooler in Michigan should know about.
In theory, that's why I'm mentioning the United States Senate Youth Program now. You can also make a case that I've been waiting 31/2 months to brag about my kid, and I'm out of patience. But the fact is, the program USSYP took him places he could barely have imagined, and chances are you know a junior or senior who would appreciate the opportunity as much as he did.
25 June, 2012
The Bureau of Assessment and Accountability would like to let Michigan educators know about the opportunity to be involved in the development
of Michigan statewide assessments, including the Michigan Educational
Assessment Program (MEAP), MEAP-Access, MI-Access, the Michigan Merit
Examination (MME), the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA),
and the new Michigan Interim Assessments (K-12). If you are interested
in applying to be an item writer, passage writer, and/or review
committee member click here and complete the online
02 May, 2012
East Grand Rapids High School students earned recognition this week near the nation’s capital for their performance during the annual, We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution National Finals.
The team earned the right to compete at the national level after winning the top spot in state competition in January. The 30-member East Grand Rapids team took honors in the Central Region comprised of 10 states as the top scoring team outside the top 10 finalists in the competition, which organizers say is a worthy accomplishment.
25 April, 2012
The Michigan Center for Civic Education is proud to be partnering with Michigan Government Television (MGTV) for the 2012 MGTV Mock Election Project. This is a great way to engage young people in the November elections, and it's free. Nothing gets kids more interested in voting than letting them vote.
24 April, 2012
The Michigan Center for Civic Education announces the start of a new statewide educational project on civility and free expression. This statewide education project is being conducted in association with Civility and Free Expression in a Constitutional Democracy—A National Dialogue, a nationwide initiative of the American Bar Association Division for Public Education (ABA). The initiative is being funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The Michigan Center for Civic Education is partnering with Cooley Law School, Michigan Government Television, the Michigan Supreme Court Learning Center, and the State Bar of Michigan.
The Michigan Center for Civic Education announces the start of a new statewide educational project on civility and free expression. This statewide education project is being conducted in association with Civility and Free Expression in a Constitutional Democracy—A National Dialogue, a nationwide initiative of the American Bar Association Division for Public Education (ABA). The initiative is being funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
The Michigan Center for Civic Education is partnering with Cooley Law School, Michigan Government Television, the Michigan Supreme Court Learning Center, and the State Bar of Michigan.
24 April, 2012
Limited openings are available in summer programs for high school students interested in legal careers and for teachers who would like to use moot court simulations in their classrooms.
Exploring Careers in the Law for 10th–12th Grades
June 25–29; application deadline May 11
Moot Court in Your Classroom for Teachers
August 1–2; application deadline June 15
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Our programs depend on the willingness of lawyers, judges, police officers, elected officials, school administrators and parents to be successful. Volunteers are needed to work with teachers in the classroom, to judge competitions, and to share their expertise in training opportunities and the development of materials.
You are needed and welcome!