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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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Gamification at AMD's Game On! Texas 2011

APRIL 13, 2011

On Tuesday, an eclectic collection of educators, video game designers and marketers, politicians, nonprofit staffers and a former Supreme Court Justice gathered on the AMD campus to talk about the so-called “Gamification” of education and how the power of gaming can be harnessed by schools and businesses.

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iCivics Hosts "Educating for Democracy in a Digital Age"

MARCH 23, 2011

iCivics, in partnership with the Aspen Institute, the MacArthur Foundation, and Georgetown Law, will host a major conference on civic education and engagement, “Educating for Democracy in a Digital Age.”

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iCivics named to ALSC's Great Websites for Kids

JANUARY 19, 2011

The ALSC adds iCivics to its recommended websites for kids.

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Mayor's Education Task Force Lists Reforms

JANUARY 13, 2011

Fulfilling a campaign promise to make education a city government priority, Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland joined members of her hand-chosen task force this week to unveil an initial round of recommendations aimed at improving the city’s public education system.

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State Government Leaders Help Teachers Bring Civics into the Classroom

DECEMBER 06, 2010

Oregon State Government leaders help teachers bring iCivics into the classroom.

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Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, education leaders, and NYC students visit United Nations

NOVEMBER 02, 2010

On U.S. Election Day, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor visited with NYC students and education leaders at the United Nations to discuss the importance of civic engagement in the 21st Century.

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Whitehorse Students Learn about Elections

NOVEMBER 01, 2010

Eighth-graders at Whitehorse Middle School learned about elections.

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iCivics Celebrates Gaming Milestone

OCTOBER 21, 2010

iCivics announced today that, in just over a year, more than one million iCivics.org games have been played by students in all 50 states and Washington DC.

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