Education news items

Civics Gets a Boost

MAY 20, 2010

The Tallahassee Democrat discusses how the Sandra Day O'Connor Civics Education Act will improve education in Florida schools.

Justice O'Connor delivers game ball

MAY 19, 2010

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor delivers baseballs to the umpires, then visits with the Cubs broadcasters to talk about the iCivics project.

Tavaana: New E-Learning Website for Iranian Civil Society

MAY 18, 2010

Tavaana, a project of the Center for Liberty in the Middle East (CLIME), offers Iranian democrats online courses and interactive learning tools on civic leadership, democratic institutions, cyber-security and more. WASHINGTON, DC, May 18, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Iranian civic activists received a helping hand this week with the launch of Tavaana: E-learning Institute for Iranian Civil Society.

Civics education can take many forms

MAY 17, 2010

Editorial argues that civics education should be broader than involving students in campaigning for official state food and drink items and should engage more students.

Middle schools will include civics in 2010-11

MAY 17, 2010

Pasco gets a head start on classes required by new law.  The school district plans to implement a seventh-grade civics class in August, putting Pasco ahead of schedule as state-mandated civics requirements are phased in at all Florida middle schools.

Students Teach Students

MAY 14, 2010

Older students teach younger students about how to take civic action to help protect dolphins.

Arcadia High School wins national championship on U.S. Constitution

APRIL 26, 2010

Arcadia High School won a national championship Monday that tested students' knowledge of the Bill of Rights and U.S. Constitution.

Civics 101: The Supreme Court vs. American Idol

APRIL 13, 2010

Former Justice O'Connor often points out that only 1 in 7 Americans knows that John Roberts is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, yet two-thirds of Americans can name a judge on “American Idol”. Mary Kate Cary, author of the Thomas Jefferson Street blog, who, in a recent article, expressed shock at this and other civics education facts, but apparently found hope in the old Our Courts site, where she saw firsthand the ways in which it was engaging students. 

More On Learning By Doing Civics

MARCH 30, 2010

An article at Serious Games Market takes an in-depth (and favorable!) look at the gameplay in Guardian of Law.

A Civics Website That Engages

MARCH 29, 2010

John Hanke thought the old Our Courts site was "so cool, [he needed] to tell the world about it," and he did - in an article at Westlaw Insider. Wait till he sees iCivics!