Michael G. Sheppard

Activist, Game Changer

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Progress on the New Career-Education Law Michael G. Sheppard

Progress on the New Career-Education Law

Senate lawmakers are currently working on improvements in the Perkins Career and Technical Education Law, a law that provides for federal spending for technical education in the United States. This re-authorization of the Perkins Law will now give states and local educational facilities more flexibility in determining where their funding should be directed to reach career […]

What Teachers Have Accomplished in a Year of Protesting Michael G. Sheppard

What Teachers Have Accomplished in a Year of Protesting

Teachers across the nation decided to stand up this year for both themselves and their students. While several things were accomplished because of their protests, many teachers still remain frustrated with the lack of changes they are seeing.   Wages   Arizona: Teachers in Arizona were requesting a 20% salary increase for next school year, […]

Know The Constitution & The Bill of Rights_ _ Michael G. Sheppard

Know The Constitution & The Bill of Rights?

The U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land. Signed 229 years ago, the constitution explains regulations, executive power, rights, and responsibilities. Though there’s quite a bit most Americans know about the constitution, there are few a misunderstandings, read on to learn a little more about the original constitution: Catholics, women, and African Americans weren’t allowed the right […]

Michael G. Sheppard

5 Civic Media Organizations Teaching The Value of The Youth Vote

The electorate and their voters are absolute cornerstones of democracy. The formal action, whereby the public selects a choice between two or more candidates is a powerful tool that can be used to grant liberty, justice, and freedom. It’s so important that young people have an awareness of what a vote can do. The onus […]

Michael G. Sheppard

5 Creative Concepts For Educating Youth on Civic Engagement

How can we effectively educate young people on civics? Is it enough to hand them books and have practiced and exhausted conversations about historical events? Let’s help children understand the election process by inviting them to engage in debates and utilize important resource guides. President For A Day: Encourage students to understand the importance of the […]

Michael G. Sheppard

Education on Democratic Tradition Is Important To Civic Participation

Democracy doesn’t simply happen every November. It happens every day. Year-round, taking place within the voting booth and outside of a political office, democracy is always in action. Democracy happens when young parents poll their children about what they might want for dinner; when counting ballots for homecoming queen; or when deciding the class president. Establishing a tradition of civic […]

Michael G. Sheppard

Online Constitutional Law Courses through Coursera and MOOCs for FREE

Did you know you could be taking free online Constitutional law courses through Coursera and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), hosted by top colleges and universities? Constitutional interpretation, analysis, and learning concepts may sound tedious or may look like expensive subjects to explore. However, there are some online classes available, each effectively able to share […]

Michael G. Sheppard

Constitution Law and Kids: 6 Books To Spur Interest in the U.S. Constitution

The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land, but it alludes many young people. A simple way to make the constitution more relatable, more accessible is by giving young boys and girls tools to better understand the writing and the intention behind those hallowed words. There has been an impossible […]

Michael G. Sheppard

We the People: Tips For Teaching the Constitution To Children

“We the People of the United States, in order to form a perfect Union” isn’t merely the first statement in the constitutional passage, it’s a piece of text that describes secured freedoms and speaks to the commitment shared by people and country. The need for more young people to acknowledge the importance of the constitution […]

Education-in-2018 | Michael G. Sheppard

Education in 2018: Can Key Tech Trends Provide Solutions In The Classroom?

People have been talking about the ways that education technology will save education for decades. Every year, there are still issues in the classroom despite the promises of EdTech. There have been some trends lately that have impacted classrooms and show some promise. Let’s take a look at some of what’s going on. Adaptive Learning […]

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