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The High Needs Initiative begins with the identification by the Center for Civic Education’s network of state coordinators of a high-needs school in every state and the District of Columbia. A member of the Center’s staff then contacts the principals at the selected schools to introduce the work of the Center and solicit a nomination for a team of two or three teachers to attend a free, week-long professional development institute at James Madison University. During the institute, teachers immerse themselves in the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution curriculum, acquire content knowledge, learn interactive methods, and participate in a simulated congressional hearing. The participants are partnered with mentor teacher with significant expertise in the program.

 One-page description of the High Needs Initiative