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Washington state’s TVW station has featured iCivics!

NOVEMBER 23, 2011

Engaged: Students Becoming Citizens put together a segment that has commentary from Washington Supreme Court Justice Mary Fairhurst and Seattle law professor Margaret Fischer about iCivics and the importance of civic education.

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Southern Exposure

NOVEMBER 03, 2011

iCivics is proud to see our lessons and games being used in South Carolina and Texas (and all over the country). 

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Scholars Put Civics in Same Category as Literacy, Math

OCTOBER 24, 2011

Ten papers released by the American Enterprise Institute last week make the case that civics education is as critical as literacy and mathematics. They also explore what civics education should look like, how teachers can be prepared to create educated citizens, and future challenges and opportunities in the field.

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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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