Education news items

iCivics Hosts "Educating for Democracy in a Digital Age"

MARCH 23, 2011

Sandra Day O'Connor and Arne Duncan to Keynote Conference

Mr. Obama, tear down this wall!

JANUARY 24, 2011

Now five years into a productive retirement, O’Connor is devoting her life to teaching American youth about the United States government. 

iCivics named to ALSC's Great Websites for Kids

JANUARY 19, 2011

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has added more recommended websites to Great Web Sites for Kids

Mayor's Education Task Force Lists Reforms

JANUARY 13, 2011

Fulfilling a campaign promise to make education a city government priority, Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland joined members of her hand-chosen task force this week to unveil an initial round of recommendations aimed at improving the city’s public education system.

If we can require driver's ed, why not voters' ed?

DECEMBER 27, 2010

Some in public life are taking positive steps to correct this. Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor is active as ever in her post-jurist days promoting iCivics, an interactive project to engage students with free digital “civic games” rooted in the democratic process.

Gaming for Good

DECEMBER 27, 2010

If you’re like many Americans, you spent part of your Christmas holiday playing with your Wii, Xbox360, PlayStation 3, or Nintendo—or know someone who did. 

State Government Leaders Help Teachers Bring Civics into the Classroom

DECEMBER 06, 2010

Teachers from around Oregon learned about some new ways — and relearned some old ways — to educate students about how state government works.

Democracy Works Best When People Understand It

NOVEMBER 08, 2010

iCivics is ingenious. It uses computer games to engage students in problem-solving in which the student "wins" by mastering knowledge of the U.S. Constitution and essential foundational principles of our nation.

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, education leaders, and NYC students visit United Nations

NOVEMBER 02, 2010

Event marked the launch of the Virtue Foundation / iCivics Digital Storytelling Initiative 

Whitehorse Students Learn about Elections

NOVEMBER 01, 2010

No matter how the elections go Tuesday, eighth-graders at Whitehorse Middle School learned something about the process that they are not likely to forget.