iCivics Blog and News

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Twelve Scores and One Day Later…

MARCH 02, 2016

"Twelve states later and while we don’t know the nominees, the outline is shaped.  Perhaps it is time a good time to ask: What is the meaning of democracy and how does the primary process reflect our values?" Louise Dubé, executive director at iCivics, shares some reflections on the primary.

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Educating Our Citizens- The Biggest Challenges of 2016

JANUARY 11, 2016

iCivics director Louise Dubé reflects on a New York Times reader's call for better civic education in the United States.

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Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor Joins iCivics Governing Board

DECEMBER 01, 2015

We are excited to announce that Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Sonia Sotomayor, has joined the governing board of iCivics. As amember of the 10-person iCivics governing board, Justice Sotomayor will help guide iCivics educational content and act as an ambassador for the advancement of civic education.

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Constitution Day Twitter Party Recap

SEPTEMBER 17, 2015

A Madison Metropolitan Public Schools Social Studies teacher reflects on his experience co-hosting the the Monday #sschat on the topic of teaching Constitution Day.

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iCivics Welcomes Dr. Kelly Leahy Whitney to the Team

AUGUST 03, 2015

iCivics announces the addition of Kelly Leahy Whitney to the iCivics team as Chief Product Officer. Kelly joins us from PBS Learning where she was the Director of Curriculum.

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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.

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Meet Alyssa Messier Our 2015 Baylor University Teaching Fellow

JULY 27, 2015

During the month of July iCivics hosted Baylor University Teaching Fellow Alyssa Messier, a recent MA Ed graduate who will be teaching 5th grade english language arts in Katy, Texas this fall.  We took a moment to reflect with Alyssa on her experience on our team.

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JSADIHAR15 Recap: Gaming, Competing, Learning

JULY 23, 2015

The Junior State of America (JSA), iCivics, the education nonprofit founded by Sandra Day O’Connor to create engaging video games and digital curricula to teach kids civics, and the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) Foundation hosted first-of-its-kind, civic education video game contest on July 13, 2015 at Georgetown University.

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GLS11 Recap

JULY 17, 2015

Each summer, GLS (Games and Learning Society) hosts a conference that brings together game designers, researchers, teachers, and like-minded organizations to talk about games and learning. Carrie Ray-Hill, Director of Programming at iCivics reports on the conference.

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MACEI Award Grantee Convening Recap

JULY 10, 2015

July 8-9, iCivics’ Executive Director, Louise Dubé, and Director of Development, Nina Robinson, attended a class gathering for 2015 recipients of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions (MACEI). 

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