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Time to Restore Civic Learning

OCTOBER 19, 2012

The San Francisco Chronicle published an op-ed on the importance of restoring civic learning by Justice O'Connor. She observes:  "We need intelligent and engaged citizens. This country faces daunting economic and policy challenges. In discussing those challenges, we often hear politicians speak of the burdens on our children and on our children's children.

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Time to Restore Civic Learning

OCTOBER 19, 2012

The San Francisco Chronicle has published a piece by Justice O'Connor on the importance of civic learning. She observes: "We need intelligent and engaged citizens. This country faces daunting economic and policy challenges. In discussing those challenges, we often hear politicians speak of the burdens on our children and on our children's children.

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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. She discussed a wide range of topics, including her time growing up on the Lazy B Ranch, what happened the first time her father met her future husband, becoming the first woman on the Supreme Court, and why fighting for better civic education is the most important thing she's ever done.

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Exciting New Partnership for iCivics with EverFi!

SEPTEMBER 26, 2012

iCivics has just begun an exciting new partnership with EverFi, a leading education technology company focused on critical skills. EverFi recognizes that civic knowledge is certainly a critical skill for 21st Century learners, and iCivics is the first and leading provider in its brand-new Commons-Digital Town Square.

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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. Two of the three coordinate branches coordinated as she fielded questions from senators about a range of topics including her dedication to iCivics.

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CNN: Sandra Day O'Connor Champions Civic Education

JULY 19, 2012

During Justice O'Connor's recent trip to Atlanta, Georgia to speak at the annual meeting of the Education Commission of the States, CNN caught up with her to get some inside scoop on iCivics. Check out this CNN interview with Justice O'Connor about her passion for civic learning and iCivics!   CNN interviews Justice O'Connor

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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.   Justice O’Connor, while noting that she is an unlikely ambassador for technology, observed that now more than ever our world is connected through technology and iCivics harnesses it to reach and engage youth.  

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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 Wins Competitive Department of Education SBIR Grants Partnership with iCivics Will Develop Innovative Civic Learning Tools  

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