Justice news items

Justice O'Connor Op-Ed in Cosmopolitan

OCTOBER 19, 2016

College Board Makes Changes to SAT Test

MARCH 05, 2014

IMPORTANT NEWS

Subject: College Board changing the SAT Exam

On March 5th, the College Board announced that it will be redesigning the SAT® exam in 2016. Among the changes, the exam will now include civics-based reading and writing passages.

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, our founder and Board Chair, spoke with the College Board about this exciting announcement.

Our Annual Report

FEBRUARY 19, 2014

2013 was a banner year for iCivics. As we close out our fiscal year, this Annual Report provides an opportunity to reflect on where we have been, where we are today, and the work ahead.  

Introducing our new site

NOVEMBER 19, 2013

When we launched iCivics.org in May 2010, no one imagined that three years later we would be serving 40,000 teachers and six million students. But here we are, and thanks to you, iCivics is now the most widely adopted civics curriculum in the country! 

Justice O’Connor Video Thanks Teachers

MAY 22, 2013

iCivics Teachers,

Back in December, we asked you for feedback and comments on your iCivics experience to share with Justice O'Connor. 

Justice O'Connor was overwhelmed by your response! We received incredibly helpful insights into how we can improve the lesson plans, what you like (and don't like) about the games, and directions you might like to see iCivics explore. 

Sandra Day O’Connor: First Woman to be nominated to the Supreme Court

Justice O'Connor discusses civic education on 'Morning Joe'

MARCH 05, 2013

While discussing her new book, Out of Order, Justice O'Connor also spread the word about iCivics with help from the Morning Joe crew:

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.

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.