The Sage Colleges received an award to administer the Civic Mosaic, and exchange program that will help prepare young people in the United States and Russia to be more reponsible citizens.
Through this program 12 American regions will be paired with 12 Russian regions, and each region will exchange 2 teachers (exchange fellows) annually.
Exchange fellows will engage in joint research projects, seminars, present research at international conferences, and develop lesson plans and classroom resources.
The Center for Civic Education will administer Civitas Latin America, an exchange program that will: 1) assist Latin American educators in creating, adapting, implementing, and institutionalizing civic educaiton programs in their own countries; 2) create and implement civic education programs for students in the United States that will help them better understand the history and experiences of emerging and advanced democracies in Latin America; and 3) facilitate the exchange of ideas related to civic education between educational, governmental, and private sector leaders in the United States and Latin America.
The Department of Education ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence through coordination, management and accountability in Federal education programs. The Department works to supplement and complement educational efforts on all levels, encouraging increased involvement by the public, parents and students.