Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the Center for Civic Education expand partnership

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Monday, September 30, 2013

Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced an expansion to its exclusive partnership with the Center for Civic Education (CCE), an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization providing comprehensive civic education programs. As an exclusive partner of CCE, We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution, HMH will deliver new eTextbooks and enhanced eBook editions of the popular CCE program to students Grades 5-12 and teachers across the country.

“We are excited to offer an innovative and fun way for students to experience civic concepts, especially as our nation celebrates Constitution Day, when we honor and celebrate the privileges and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship,” said Don Gagnon, Senior Vice President, Product Marketing, HMH. “HMH and CCE share a commitment to providing best in class learning materials, and we are confident that We the People will help enable students to become engaged, active citizens.”

Inspired by the We the People print editions, the eTextbooks are organized into three progressive levels for students in Grades 5-12 and are accessible on most mobile devices. The enhanced eBook for Level 3 (Grades 9-12) is cloud-based and can be accessed using any browser or as a mobile app download. The eBook features interactive graphics, video, guided lesson openers, audio narration, student assessment, and a full suite of classroom management tools.

“Since 1987, We the People has reached more than 30 million students nationwide,” said Charles N. Quigley, the Center for Civic Education’s executive director. “Our partnership with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will bring We the People to even more classrooms, providing students with unparalleled access to engaging education in civics and government.”

We the People eTextbooks are bundled with HMH’s proven programs—Harcourt Social Studies, Civics in Practice, and United States Government—to enrich core instruction. Because the program is compatible with most devices, teachers have the flexibility they need to easily incorporate civics and government into the classroom by exploring the history and principles of constitutional democracy through critical-thinking and cooperative-learning exercises.

To learn more about We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution, visit: www.hmhco.com/cce.

About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a global learning company with the mission of changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. Among the world’s largest providers of pre-K–12 education solutions and one of its longest-established publishing houses, HMH combines cutting-edge research, editorial excellence and technological innovation to improve teaching and learning environments and solve complex literacy and education challenges. HMH’s interactive, results-driven education solutions are utilized by 60 million students in 120 countries, and its renowned and awarded novels, non-fiction, children's books and reference works are enjoyed by readers throughout the world. For more information, visit www.hmhco.com.

About the Center for Civic Education

The Center for Civic Education is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization dedicated to fostering the development of informed, responsible participation in civic life by citizens committed to values and principles fundamental to American constitutional democracy. The Center’s programs are implemented with the assistance of a network of public- and private-sector organizations and educational leaders in every state and congressional district in the country and in more than eighty other countries, many of which are emerging and advanced democracies. For more information, visit www.civiced.org.