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Drafting Board boosts students' writing skill, independent researchers find

DECEMBER 19, 2012

The team here at iCivics is ecstatic to learn that our most ambitious project to date, Drafting Board, is more effective at teaching argumentative (persuasive) writing than traditional teaching approaches.

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iCivics Launches Drafting Board, Innovative Common Core-Aligned Writing Tool

NOVEMBER 29, 2012

iCivics is revolutionizing both civic learning and the teaching of writing skills with the launch of its new tool, Drafting Board.

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Civics Takes Seattle By Storm

NOVEMBER 19, 2012

We report on the National Council on the Social Studeis (NCSS) Annual Conference. The keynote event and major highlight of the conference was a citizenship and naturalization ceremony followed by a Q&A session with Justice O'Connor and Gerda Weissman Klein on the importance of citizenship.

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A Philadelphia Story

NOVEMBER 19, 2012

According to a story from local ABC station WPVI, iCivics is a hit in Philadelphia.

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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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