Education news items

Civic Education on Talk Radio This Week

OCTOBER 27, 2016

As the election draws near, there has been an expressed interest in how we might improve civic knowledge, civic participation, and civic education in the United States.  Here are two great radio interviews with the leadership from Teaching for Democracy Alliance members, iCivics and CIRCLE. 

Why Civics Needs a Spotlight Right Now

OCTOBER 19, 2016

Louise Dubé, Executive Director iCivics

Susan Griffin, former Executive Director NCSS

Teaching the Election Blog Post No. 2: The Bad

OCTOBER 04, 2016



Teaching the Election: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

A Fall Blog Series Featuring BrainPOP and iCivics: 

Teaching the Election Blog Post No. 1: The Good

SEPTEMBER 01, 2016

Teaching the Election: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

A Fall Blog Series Featuring BrainPOP and iCivics

Peer Learning and Summer PD with Erich Utrie

JULY 27, 2016

Teaching Citizenship Through Primary Resources: A Unique Approach to Civic Education

JUNE 28, 2016

2016 – Our election, Race and Educational Reform or Why We Need Institutions

JUNE 07, 2016

If you want to talk about education reform, you will find a lot of statistics about poor performance and theories on how to tackle it.  So far, easy.  There is still much controversy about how to fix the problems but most agree that the biggest problem is addressing educational achievement for poor students.

iCivics in the New York Times

APRIL 11, 2016

iCivics was in the New York Times!  Highlighting the various strides iCivics has taken to become the reputable, nonpartisan classroom resource it is today; Times reporter Natasha Singer sits down with Justice O'Connor to talk about the importance of engaging civic tools that meet students where they are.

Read the full article: 

Educating Our Citizens- The Biggest Challenges of 2016

JANUARY 11, 2016

The New York Times asked its readers to list the biggest challenges in 2016. On the education front, the Times selected a call for more civic education from Meredith in Massachusetts:

Alexander Heffner Interviews iCivics Executive Director Louise Dubé on The Open Mind

JULY 31, 2015

Executive Director Louise Dubé sat down with Alexander Heffner from The Open Mind to talk about how to reinvigorate civic education through virtual games for young people amidst the skepticism about politics.