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Time to Restore Civic Learning

OCTOBER 19, 2012

Justice O'Connor wrote an op-ed on the importance of restoring civic learning in the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Justice O'Connor: Parade Magazine Cover Story

OCTOBER 03, 2012

Parade Magazine featured a cover story and interview with Justice O'Connor where she discussed a wide range of topics.

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Justice O'Connor Faces the Nation

AUGUST 07, 2012

Justice O'Connor, iCivics founder and Board Chair, spoke with Bob Schieffer on CBS's Face the Nation about civics, life as a cowgirl, and more.

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Justice O'Connor Takes Civics to the Senate

JULY 27, 2012

Justice O'Connor testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee about the importance of civic learning and its role in ensuring judicial independence.

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CNN: Sandra Day O'Connor Champions Civic Education

JULY 19, 2012

Check out this CNN interview with Justice O'Connor about her passion for civic learning and iCivics!

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Justice O'Connor Headlines at National Association of Counties Conference

JULY 17, 2012

Justice O’Connor made a splash in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this weekend at the 77th annual conference of the National Association of Counties. The justice keynoted the opening session, speaking to more than 1,500 county officials from around the country about the importance of civic learning.

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iCivics in the Sunshine State

JULY 05, 2012

Florida is implementing a new state-wide assessment in civics. Check out this story from the Tampa Bay Tribune about how iCivics is already helping students and teachers prepare and get excited about civic learning.

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iCivics Partner Filament Games Wins Competitive Education Grants

JUNE 28, 2012

Filament Games and iCivics announced today that the Department of Education has awarded Filament Games two highly-competitive Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants. The organizations will be working in conjunction to develop two exciting innovations for online civics learning.

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iCivics: Effective and Engaging

JUNE 05, 2012

This past year, iCivics formed the basis of a rigorous study in the Waco ISD school system. Attached is a video exploring observations from researchers and educators on the iCivics program.

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iCivics in central Texas (video)

MAY 31, 2012

"iCivics and Justice O'Connor were back in Texas once again, this time to see the iCivics curriculum in action in Waco, Texas.... Researchers at Baylor University also gave a preview of results of a study on the effectiveness of iCivics in classrooms."

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