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JSADIHAR15 Recap: Gaming, Competing, Learning

JULY 23, 2015

The Junior State of America (JSA), iCivics, the education nonprofit founded by Sandra Day O’Connor to create engaging video games and digital curricula to teach kids civics, and the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) Foundation hosted first-of-its-kind, civic education video game contest on July 13, 2015 at Georgetown University.

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GLS11 Recap

JULY 17, 2015

Each summer, GLS (Games and Learning Society) hosts a conference that brings together game designers, researchers, teachers, and like-minded organizations to talk about games and learning. Carrie Ray-Hill, Director of Programming at iCivics reports on the conference.

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MACEI Award Grantee Convening Recap

JULY 10, 2015

July 8-9, iCivics’ Executive Director, Louise Dubé, and Director of Development, Nina Robinson, attended a class gathering for 2015 recipients of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions (MACEI). 

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Blog Post

Citizenship and Elementary Education- how do you teach that?

JULY 09, 2015

Alyssa Messier, a current Baylor University Master’s Degree candidate who will be teaching 5th grade English/Language Arts in Katy, Texas, discusses the importance of classrom democracy and various ways teachers can pracitce these ideas in their classrooms.

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Wall Street Journal Op-ed: Teaching Better Civics for Better Citizens (Abstract)

MAY 18, 2015

Sandra Day O'Connor and John Glenn discuss the failures of civics education in the U.S. and the necessity of making civics education relevant to digital learners through interactive digital content in a Wall Street Journal Op-ed.

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Product Announcement

iCivics Ohio: Civic Education Digital Resource Launches in Ohio

MAY 14, 2015

iCivics announces the launch of iCivics Ohio, a web based, interactive citizenship curriculum focused on Ohio civics education.

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Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Responds to NAEP Findings

APRIL 29, 2015

"The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) released the 2014 eighth grade U.S. history, geography and civics tests information today.  The report uncovered very minimal improvement in scores assessed four years ago in 2010."  Justice O'Connor responds to these developments.

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Blog Post

Game On: New Frontiers in Digital Learning

APRIL 29, 2015

Louise Dubé, Executive Director at iCivics, attended the Educatio Writers Association Seminar in Chicago last week. She presented with Greg Toppo fro USA Today, Nancy Nassr and Allen Turner from the Quest School in Chicago and Connie Yowell from the MacArthur Foundation on how educational games can get our kids learning and help shape the kind of citizens we need for our country.

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Announcement: Sandra Day O'Connor Legacy Fund

APRIL 17, 2015

iCivics announces the establishment of the Sandra Day O'Connor Legacy Fund.  The fund was established to continue the work of our founder, Sandra Day O'Connor and her work in civic education.

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Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Honored For Her Work in Civic Education

APRIL 16, 2015

iCivics founder, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was honored for her advocacy work for civic education, as well as her impact on female judges and justice for women and girls worldwide at the inaugural Seneca Women Global Leadership Forum on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

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