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iCivics Featured in Wall Street Journal

NOVEMBER 14, 2016

iCivics was featured in an article in the Wall Street Journal.

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Civic Education on Talk Radio This Week

OCTOBER 27, 2016

As the election draws near, there has been an expressed interest in how we might improve civic knowledge, civic participation, and civic education in the United States.  Here are two great radio interviews with the leadership from Teaching for Democracy Alliance members, iCivics and CIRCLE. 

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Justice O'Connor Op-Ed in Cosmopolitan

OCTOBER 19, 2016

iCivics founder, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, speaks to the importance of women exercising their right to vote in Cosmopolitan.

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U.S. Department of Education Secretary John King on Civic Education

OCTOBER 19, 2016

U.S. Department of Education Secretary John King delivered remarks to the National Press Club in Washington, DC. at 1pm. King spoke on the importance of civics as part of a well-rounded education and also discussed civic engagement as a cornerstone of democracy. The full Press Release is below.

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Calling All Student Artist! iCivics Holiday Card Competition

OCTOBER 06, 2016

iCivics is looking for student artwork to include in this year's holiday cards that reflects students’ perspective on peace and civic engagement.

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Justice Sotomayor Honored at the 29th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards

SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

iCivics Board Member, Associate Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, was honored with the Leadership Award at the 29th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards.

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Fast Forward Women Leadership Forum

SEPTEMBER 22, 2016

Saturday, September 17th, 2016, 500 people attended the  FastForward Women's Leadership Forum, co-hosted by iCivics and Seneca Women at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. It was an evening of amazing conversations about women, power, and purpose, featuring remarks from fashion icon and philanthropist, Diane von Furstenberg, as well as Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of U.N. Women.

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iCivics Welcomes New Board Members

JUNE 10, 2016

iCivics is thrilled to announce two notable additions to our Governing Board: Mr. Jay O’Connor and Mr. Tom Lue, Esq. Both are invested in our mission to provide free and high-quality civic education resources to teachers and students. And both bring with them significant expertise from the technology and legal fields, sure to enrich our organization.

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LearnLaunch Welcome Reception for iCivics on May 4!

APRIL 21, 2016

LearnLaunch and iCivics are teaming up to bring the edtech community together at iCivics' new location in Inman Sq, Cambridge. Join us for games, appetizers, drinks, and conversation about how to use edtech tools like gaming to engage youth! 

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iCivics in the New York Times

APRIL 11, 2016

iCivics was in the New York Times!  Highlighting the various strides iCivics has taken to become the reputable, nonpartisan classroom resource it is today; Times reporter Natasha Singer sits down with Justice O'Connor to talk about the importance of engaging civic tools that meet students where they are.

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