Why Civics Needs a Spotlight Right Now

OCTOBER 19, 2016

Louise Dubé, Executive Director iCivics

Susan Griffin, former Executive Director NCSS

U.S. Department of Education Secretary John King on Civic Education

OCTOBER 19, 2016

U.S. Department of Education Secretary John King delivered remarks to the National Press Club in Washington, DC. at 1pm.

Twelve Scores and One Day Later…

MARCH 02, 2016

 Super Tuesday and the meaning of democracy

Twelve states later and while we don’t know the nominees, the outline is shaped.  Perhaps it is time a good time to ask: What is the meaning of democracy and how does the primary process reflect our values?

In this primary, voters had real choices spanning very different approaches to government policy and style.  

Everyday is Constitution Day!

SEPTEMBER 23, 2014

As a constitutionalist I think that every day is Constitution Day so when Congress mandated that we all celebrate the Constitution on one specific day I thought it was ridiculous, how can they minimize the importance of the Constitution to just one day a year? Then I thought I should be able to leverage this.  For young people (or adults) who are unaware, maybe this is a door for them.

Life On A Civic Mission: My Journey To The iCivics Teacher Council

AUGUST 14, 2014

Our Annual Report

FEBRUARY 19, 2014

2013 was a banner year for iCivics. As we close out our fiscal year, this Annual Report provides an opportunity to reflect on where we have been, where we are today, and the work ahead.  

Introducing our new site

NOVEMBER 19, 2013

When we launched iCivics.org in May 2010, no one imagined that three years later we would be serving 40,000 teachers and six million students. But here we are, and thanks to you, iCivics is now the most widely adopted civics curriculum in the country! 

Civic Engagement in the Digital Age

MARCH 16, 2012

The Education Commission for the States released an interesting report on how civic engagement is changing as the first generation of digital natives comes of age. Those who have grown up without knowing a world before cell phones or the internet have a different view of civic engagement. According to the report, many kids today don't see civic action or engagement as a responsibility, but rather a form of self-expression. Interesting reading and iCivics is listed as a resource!

Teens Against Domestic Abuse is first winner of the iCivics Impact Grant

JULY 06, 2011

The ultimate measure of civic education’s success is whether young people become active participants in democracy and civic society. On April 1, 2011, iCivics launched a bold experiment to bridge from our online civics games to offline civic engagement: Impact Projects. Through Impact Projects, people who play iCivics games earn points that they can spend on voting for one of a slate of youth-led projects, selected by project partner Ashoka Youth Venture. The top vote-getter of each period wins a $1,000 cash grant from iCivics.

Sandra Day O'Connor Gives Modern Civics Lesson

APRIL 14, 2011

For students at Fulmore Middle School in South Austin, it is a 21stcentury take on a 200-year-old document. It is called iCivics, a computer program designed to break educational barriers, created by the woman who broke a few of her own.