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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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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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