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Kathleen Hall Jamieson moderates panel on civic education at ABA annual convention

Annenberg Public Policy Center Director Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Ph.D., moderated a panel August 6 during the American Bar Association convention in Toronto, Canada titled “A Conversation on Civic Education in the Nation’s Schools.” The panelists were U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Justice O’Connor delivered the 2008 Leonore Annenberg

APPC Civics Films Honored With Multiple Awards

Three films produced by APPC’s Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics in partnership with the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands as part of an ongoing initiative to educate the nation’s youth about the Constitution have been recognized for their excellence. “A Call to Act: Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company,” a documentary on Lilly Ledbetter,

APPC launches new Annenberg Classroom website

The new website – – combines and connects the Policy Center’s award-winning multimedia curriculum on the Constitution with daily civics news and student discussion. The website now houses all of APPC’s popular civics education resources, including Student Voices, an innovative youth civic engagement program that features “Speak Outs,” articles on current events and news

APPC Welcomes New National Civics Outreach Director

The Annenberg Public Policy Center is pleased to announce that Scott Roberts, who for almost two decades directed Annenberg Media (formerly The Annenberg/CPB Project) at the appointment of Ambassador Walter H. Annenberg, will join us as National Civics Outreach Director on July 1. With Roberts at the helm Annenberg Media became an award-winning educational portal,

Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics Receives Multiple Honors

Two films on the making of laws – How a Bill Becomes a Federal Law and Presidential Signing Statements ­– have received 2009 Bronze Telly Awards in the education category. The films were developed by the Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics (LAIC), a multimedia civics education program administered by the Annenberg Public Policy Center, to

Annenberg Classroom Receives A+ from Education World

In its most recent website review, Education World bestowed upon Annenberg Classroom a grade of A+, calling it “a rich resource for teachers and students of civics and government” and applauding Annenberg Classroom’s content and design. Home to Sunnylands Classroom and the Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics, Annenberg Classroom offers an array of multimedia classroom resources

Philadelphia Student Voices 2008 Civics Fair Winners Announced

 Students representing nearly a dozen schools from across the School District of Philadelphia gathered at the University of Pennsylvania’s Hall of Flags Tuesday to present civics projects on topics ranging from global warming to the gun violence plaguing the city. The projects were the culmination of work the high school seniors had done in their