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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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iCivics is Partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America!

MAY 07, 2012

Justice O'Connor announces that iCivics is partnering with the Boys & Girls Club of America.

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Civic Engagement in the Digital Age

MARCH 16, 2012

The Education Commission for the States released an interesting report on how civic engagement is changing as the first generation of digital natives comes of age.

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Sandra Day O'Connor Promotes Civics Education: Los Angeles Times

DECEMBER 28, 2011

During a recent trip to Los Angeles, [Justice O'Connor] talked up iCivics, an expanding online program aimed at middle school students. 

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Gaming Goes to College

NOVEMBER 30, 2011

An Article in USA Today explores how college professors are introducing games into their classrooms.

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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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