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Wall Street Journal Op-Ed "Founding Principles in the Digital Age"

Apr 22 2014 - 1:09pm

Today the Wall Street Journal released an op-ed from Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Executive Director Jeff Curley highlighting the tension between "old and new".  "Learning can happen anytime, anywhere..." (...

Our Annual Report

Feb 19 2014 - 11:43am

2013 was a banner year for iCivics. As we close out our fiscal year, this Annual Report provides an...

Introducing our new site

Nov 19 2013 - 10:52pm

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...

Civic Literacy and Changing the Meaning of Pi

Aug 26 2013 - 1:55pm

Civic Literacy and Changing the Meaning of Pi

In late 19th century Indiana, the legislature tried to pass a bill that would change the meaning of Pi to 3.2.

For the sake of our...

Justice O’Connor Video Thanks Teachers

May 22 2013 - 9:34am

iCivics Teachers,

Back in December, we asked you for feedback and comments on your iCivics experience to share with Justice O'Connor. 

Justice O'Connor was overwhelmed by your response! We...

Sandra Day O’Connor: First Woman to be nominated to the Supreme Court

Mar 26 2013 - 12:48pm

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (ret.) was born on this date, March 26th in 1930. She went...

Justice O'Connor discusses civic education on 'Morning Joe'

Mar 5 2013 - 11:45am

While discussing her new book, Out of Order, Justice O'Connor also spread the word about iCivics with help from the Morning Joe crew:

iCivics celebrates President’s Day

Feb 15 2013 - 1:45pm

Ah President’s day. According to the federal government the holiday is meant to commemorate George Washington’s birthday. Yet the day has come to honor the office of the presidency, not just our first president. No...

GoCivics Mobile Congress makes simulations fun and accessible

Jan 24 2013 - 3:26pm

Role play games -- such as mock trials, debates, and model legislatures -- are well-established ways to introduce students to important civic processes, to encourage critical thinking, and to target Common Core...

Drafting Board boosts students' writing skill, independent researchers find

Dec 19 2012 - 5:08pm

The team here at iCivics is ecstatic to learn that our most ambitious project to date, Drafting Board, is more effective at teaching argumentative (persuasive) writing than traditional teaching approaches. According...