Civics in the News

Now accepting applications for summer Young Leaders Academy
Applications are due April 15.
Mitchell named Kentucky History Teacher of the Year
(Oct. 5, 2021)
Students discuss constitutionalism at Young Leaders Academy
(June 24, 2021) By GlyptusAnn Grider Jones
Essay contest for Kentucky high school students
(Feb 2, 2021) By Natalie Smith
Center dedicates lecture series in memory of beloved Kentucky social studies teacher
(Sept. 18, 2020) By GlyptusAnn Grider Jones
Teachers invited to study U.S. founding debates
(Aug. 10, 2020) By GlyptusAnn Grider Jones
Teachers complete 7-month program on Plato's 'Republic'
(July 6, 2020) By GlyptusAnn Grider Jones
Video, essay contest for Kentucky middle, high students
(May 1, 2020) By GlyptusAnn Grider Jones
New York Times bestselling author featured in final spring lecture
(April 13, 2020) By GlyptusAnn Grider Jones
Young Leaders Academy canceled, new online resources available
(April 6, 2020) LOUISVILLE, Ky.–Due to Covid-19, the McConnell Center's Summer Young Leaders Academy has been canceled.
March 24 event to be held virtually, registration required
(March 12, 2020) By GlyptusAnn Grider Jones
Applications available for annual Young Leaders Academy
(Jan. 31, 2020)
Highlands High, Eastside Middle win annual We the People civic competition
(Dec. 10, 2019)
Teacher Scholars Program
A FREE in-person and online hybrid professional development & networking opportunity for Kentucky educators
McConnell Center talks examine American political life and culture
(Aug. 14, 2018) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – All events are free and open to the public.
New exhibit features timeline, spoofs of Senator McConnell’s political career
(July 12, 2017) By Matt Lambert, UofL Office of Communication & Marketing
McConnell Center Teacher Scholar named James Madison Fellow
(May 12, 2017) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Kendrick Bryan, a social studies teacher at LaRue County High School in Hodgenville, was recognized by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation.
Kentucky teachers, students sample college-level economics through new Center collaboration
(March 28, 2017) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A new collaboration between the McConnell Center and FreedomTrust will allow Kentucky teachers and students to sample college-level economics and philosophy through lectures, economic experiments and discussion.
Teacher Scholars visit James Madison’s Montpelier
(March 13, 2017) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Pair considers the role of the presidency and the U.S. Constitution in professional development seminar in Virginia.
McConnell Scholars travel to Harvard to study 2016 election
(Jan. 31, 2017) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Robert Gassman (’18) and Frank Bencomo-Suarez (’18) will participate in the Harvard Institute of Politics’ National Campaign conference