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Meet Alison Atwater- The Woman Behind The iCivics Marketplace Workbooks

APRIL 29, 2016

An interview with Alison Atwater, Senior Curriculum Director at iCivics and lead member of the iCivics workbook project. Alison discusses her role at iCivics and recent projects.

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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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Twelve Scores and One Day Later…

MARCH 02, 2016

"Twelve states later and while we don’t know the nominees, the outline is shaped.  Perhaps it is time a good time to ask: What is the meaning of democracy and how does the primary process reflect our values?" Louise Dubé, executive director at iCivics, shares some reflections on the primary.

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Educating Our Citizens- The Biggest Challenges of 2016

JANUARY 11, 2016

iCivics director Louise Dubé reflects on a New York Times reader's call for better civic education in the United States.

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Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor Joins iCivics Governing Board

DECEMBER 01, 2015

We are excited to announce that Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Sonia Sotomayor, has joined the governing board of iCivics. As amember of the 10-person iCivics governing board, Justice Sotomayor will help guide iCivics educational content and act as an ambassador for the advancement of civic education.

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Constitution Day Twitter Party Recap

SEPTEMBER 17, 2015

A Madison Metropolitan Public Schools Social Studies teacher reflects on his experience co-hosting the the Monday #sschat on the topic of teaching Constitution Day.

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iCivics Welcomes Dr. Kelly Leahy Whitney to the Team

AUGUST 03, 2015

iCivics announces the addition of Kelly Leahy Whitney to the iCivics team as Chief Product Officer. Kelly joins us from PBS Learning where she was the Director of Curriculum.

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Alexander Heffner Interviews iCivics Executive Director Louise Dubé on The Open Mind

JULY 31, 2015

Executive Director Louise Dubé sat down with Alexander Heffner from The Open Mind to talk about how to reinvigorate civic education through virtual games for young people amidst the skepticism about politics.

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Meet Alyssa Messier Our 2015 Baylor University Teaching Fellow

JULY 27, 2015

During the month of July iCivics hosted Baylor University Teaching Fellow Alyssa Messier, a recent MA Ed graduate who will be teaching 5th grade english language arts in Katy, Texas this fall.  We took a moment to reflect with Alyssa on her experience on our team.

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