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Justice O'Connor Headlines Chicago Ideas Week Educational Reform Panel

OCTOBER 17, 2011

O’Connor headlined a Chicago Ideas Week panel about educational reform that was hosted by CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien. The former Supreme Court justice joined a group of education professionals to share views on how the country’s educational system can be revamped.

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Video: iCivics in KidPower, a DC summer program

AUGUST 09, 2011

Video on Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and her role in the world of gaming through iCivics.

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NACM presents first O'Connor Award to SC Chief Justice Toal

JULY 11, 2011

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor presented to South Carolina Chief Justice Jean Toal the first-ever Award for the Advancement of Civics Education given by the National Association for Court Management.

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Teens Against Domestic Abuse is first winner of the iCivics Impact Grant

JULY 06, 2011

iCivics announces that the winner of the first round of Impact Projects is Teens Against Domestic Abuse, which will receive a $1,000 cash grant from iCivics.

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iCivics Congratulates the Winners of Globaloria Game Design Competitions in West Virginia

JULY 06, 2011

iCivics announces that the winning game of the Civics & News Literacy competition is the Adventures of Henry the Hedgehog by Team Carrot Wizards, comprised of Tyler Gum, Jarred Bowers, Jacob Currence from Tygarts Valley High School in Randolph County, West Virginia.

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Justice O'Connor and iCivics in Newsweek

JULY 04, 2011

Justice O'Connor and iCivics are mentioned in Newsweek.

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How to Reboot Civics Education

JULY 02, 2011

As families gather to celebrate Independence Day, it is time to rethink the notion that civics instruction is less than vital in the global economy of the 21st century.

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Florida DOE releases guidance on mandated civics course, assessment

JUNE 17, 2011

The Florida Department of Education has just released a memo answering Frequently-Asked Questions about the Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Civics Education Act. Probably the most important piece of information is their confirmation of the following timeline...

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iCivics Will Offer "Argumentation Modules" to Advance Literacy and Critical Thinking

JUNE 14, 2011

Thanks to a $500,000 grant from the Next Generation Learning Challenge, iCivics will now be able to offer what we call "Argumentation Modules" to advance content-based literacy and critical thinking.

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Sandra Day O'Connor Gives Modern Civics Lesson

APRIL 14, 2011

For students at Fulmore Middle School in South Austin, it is a 21stcentury take on a 200-year-old document. It is called iCivics, a computer program designed to break educational barriers, created by the woman who broke a few of her own.

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