Education news items

iCivics and NACo Encourage Teachers to Teach Local

APRIL 07, 2017

April is National County Government month and iCivics and the National Association of Counties (NACo) have partnered to bring local government to the classroom with the re-launch of "Counties Work"- a game that teaches about local government through playing as a county official responsible for juggling citizen requests.

Announcing: The National O'Connor Scholars

MARCH 13, 2017

iCivics and the Aspen Institute are cosponsoring the National O'Connor Scholars Program. 11th or 12th grade students interested in the work of the Supreme Court, the life of Justice O’Connor, and/or constitutional law and history; and a record of civic participation and leadership in school, community, and/or faith- based organizations are encouraged to apply.  

Breaking It Down: Civic Ed Research

MARCH 03, 2017

Research: the word heard ‘round the world by college freshmen. When I began my first year at the University of Florida (UF), it seemed that everyone who was anyone was doing research. In fact, my first course syllabi were filled with research proposals, papers, and panels with experienced undergraduate researchers.

iCivics and Newsela Partner For Media Literacy

MARCH 02, 2017

The Presidency, the Press and Protests: A Partner Webinar 

Social Media, Social justice and Civics

FEBRUARY 17, 2017

How civics must stay relevant in a changing democracy


Press Release: Sandra Day O’Connor’s iCivics Provides Free Resources to Help Students Analyze the President’s First 100 Days

JANUARY 23, 2017


— Updated game, new lesson plans, infographic help students understand and analyze the presidential transition of power —

Announcing: The "We Love the Constitution" Initiative

JANUARY 19, 2017

Engaging Networks Through Social Media Content

NOVEMBER 30, 2016

A conversation with iCivics Digital Media Manager about the importance of social media in the education space.

What Does "Informed Citizen" Mean Right Now

NOVEMBER 22, 2016

iCivics Featured in Wall Street Journal

NOVEMBER 14, 2016