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Civics Takes Seattle By Storm

NOVEMBER 19, 2012

Civics and citizenship took center stage at the National Council on the Social Studies Annual Conference this year in Seattle. The keynote event and major highlight of the conference was a citizenship and naturalization ceremony followed by a Q&A session with Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Gerda Weissman Klein on the importance of citizenship.

A Philadelphia Story

NOVEMBER 19, 2012

The home of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitutional Convention, and a commitment to civic learning... iCivics is a hit in Philadelphia, according to a story from local ABC station WPVI. Check out the full story here.

Time to Restore Civic Learning

OCTOBER 19, 2012

The San Francisco Chronicle has published on op-ed by Justice O'Connor on the importance of civic learning. She observes:

"We need intelligent and engaged citizens. This country faces daunting economic and policy challenges. In discussing those challenges, we often hear politicians speak of the burdens on our children and on our children's children.

Time to Restore Civic Learning

OCTOBER 19, 2012

The San Francisco Chronicle published an op-ed on the importance of restoring civic learning by Justice O'Connor. She observes: 

"We need intelligent and engaged citizens. This country faces daunting economic and policy challenges. In discussing those challenges, we often hear politicians speak of the burdens on our children and on our children's children.

Time to Restore Civic Learning

OCTOBER 19, 2012

The San Francisco Chronicle has published a piece by Justice O'Connor on the importance of civic learning. She observes:

"We need intelligent and engaged citizens. This country faces daunting economic and policy challenges. In discussing those challenges, we often hear politicians speak of the burdens on our children and on our children's children.

Justice O'Connor: Parade Magazine Cover Story

OCTOBER 03, 2012

Parade Magazine featured a cover story and interview with Justice O'Connor. She discussed a wide range of topics, including her time growing up on the Lazy B Ranch, what happened the first time her father met her future husband, becoming the first woman on the Supreme Court, and why fighting for better civic education is the most important thing she's ever done.

Exciting New Partnership for iCivics with EverFi!

SEPTEMBER 26, 2012

iCivics has just begun an exciting new partnership with EverFi, a leading education technology company focused on critical skills. EverFi recognizes that civic knowledge is certainly a critical skill for 21st Century learners, and iCivics is the first and leading provider in its brand-new Commons-Digital Town Square.

Justice O'Connor Faces the Nation

AUGUST 07, 2012

Justice O'Connor, iCivics founder and Board Chair, spoke with Bob Schieffer on CBS's Face the Nation about civics, life as a cowgirl, and more.

Justice O'Connor Takes Civics to the Senate

JULY 27, 2012

Justice O'Connor testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee about the importance of civic learning and its role in ensuring judicial independence. Two of the three coordinate branches coordinated as she fielded questions from senators about a range of topics including her dedication to iCivics.

CNN: Sandra Day O'Connor Champions Civic Education

JULY 19, 2012

During Justice O'Connor's recent trip to Atlanta, Georgia to speak at the annual meeting of the Education Commission of the States, CNN caught up with her to get some inside scoop on iCivics.

Check out this CNN interview with Justice O'Connor about her passion for civic learning and iCivics!

 

CNN interviews Justice O'Connor