Education news items

Forget Grand Theft Auto

JUNE 22, 2010

This year's Games For Change Festival unveiled a number of computer and video games that are bettering the world one click at a time.

State Bar promotes innovative Web-based civics education program created by Retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

JUNE 08, 2010

The State Bar is partnering with Retired U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and the Wisconsin Supreme Court to promote iCivics, Justice O’Connor’s innovative Web-based project designed to reinvigorate civics education in America.

New Computer Games Promote Civics Education

JUNE 08, 2010

The online role-playing games on iCivics are free, teacher-friendly, and effective–and kids like them so much in school that they play them at home, too, O’Connor said.

Back to basics by getting back to civics education

MAY 28, 2010

The No Child Left Behind Act has crowded out civics learning in America's schools. It's more than memorizing the names of all the presidents, as former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor shows with her "iCivics" computer game. I tried it, and learned something.

Our view: Lack of civics education bodes ill for our republic

MAY 28, 2010

Former Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O'Connor is the latest to call attention to the sad state of civics education in our nation's classrooms.

Serious Games Deliberated at Twin Conferences This Week

MAY 27, 2010

USA Today discusses Justice O'Connor, iCivics, and the Games for Change conference.

Sandra Day O'Connor on Civics Education

MAY 27, 2010

ABC's Good Morning America interviews Justice O'Connor during her visit to Democracy Prep in Harlem.

O'Connor, in NY, gives schools poor civics marks

MAY 27, 2010

Justice O'Connor's discusses iCivics at the Games for Change conference.

Our Courts in the Classroom

MAY 25, 2010

Today’s digital world allows younger generations to engage and interact with history like never before, such as through virtual games.

2010 We The People Coordinator Conference

MAY 22, 2010

iCivics will be presenting at the 2010 We The People Coordinator Conference in Washington DC.  The event will take place at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel from June 26 - 29, 2010.