Center on Congress

February 16, 2015

April 15 is the application deadline for teachers who wish to be considered for the 2015 American Civic Education Teacher Awards.

The awards are given annually to elementary and secondary teachers of civics, government and related fields who have demonstrated exceptional expertise, dynamism and creativity in motivating students to learn about Congress, the Constitution, and public policy.

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February 3, 2015

For the second straight year, a group of academic experts who were asked to evaluate Congress’s performance gave the institution a barely-passing grade of C-minus.

“This is a dismal assessment,” said Indiana University political scientist Edward G. Carmines, who is Director of Research for the Center on Congress at Indiana University.

The C-minus grade for 2014 is the same mediocre mark...

January 23, 2015

In Washington on Tuesday, Jan. 27, the Center on Congress at Indiana University is co-hosting its annual free seminar to help reporters understand the federal budget and the congressional budget process — its substance, politics and personalities, and how to find good stories in it. 

The President is scheduled to release his proposed fiscal 2016 budget on Feb 2. This seminar will help any...

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