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Justice O'Connor and iCivics in Newsweek

JULY 04, 2011

...So O'Connor, 81, launched iCivics, a nonprofit organization that aims to enrich students' understanding of American history, laws, and government. While O'Connor confesses she's "not an expert" in technology (she still writes everything out by hand), she has often displayed a unique talent for finding ways to channel public opinion.

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How to Reboot Civics Education

JULY 02, 2011

As families gather to celebrate Independence Day, it is time to rethink the notion that civics instruction is less than vital in the global economy of the 21st century. If you want to succeed, the message seems to be: Take advanced science and math classes, but don’t worry about those civics classes. In a time of texts and tweets, and the instant democracy of the Web, civics instruction seems as antiquated to some students as studying the Dewey Decimal system...

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Florida DOE releases guidance on mandated civics course, assessment

JUNE 17, 2011

The Florida Department of Education has just released a memo answering Frequently-Asked Questions about the Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Civics Education Act.

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iCivics Will Offer "Argumentation Modules" to Advance Literacy and Critical Thinking

JUNE 14, 2011

Critical thinking is at the heart of a full civics education. Good citizens need not just knowledge of how our government works, but also be able to participate constructively in that government.

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Sandra Day O'Connor Gives Modern Civics Lesson

APRIL 14, 2011

For students at Fulmore Middle School in South Austin, it is a 21stcentury take on a 200-year-old document. It is called iCivics, a computer program designed to break educational barriers, created by the woman who broke a few of her own.

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Gamification at AMD's Game On! Texas 2011

APRIL 13, 2011

On Tuesday, an eclectic collection of educators, video game designers and marketers, politicians, nonprofit staffers and a former Supreme Court Justice gathered on the AMD campus to talk about the so-called “Gamification” of education and how the power of gaming can be harnessed by schools and businesses.

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iCivics Hosts "Educating for Democracy in a Digital Age"

MARCH 23, 2011

Sandra Day O'Connor and Arne Duncan to Keynote Conference

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Mr. Obama, tear down this wall!

JANUARY 24, 2011

Now five years into a productive retirement, O’Connor is devoting her life to teaching American youth about the United States government. 

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iCivics named to ALSC's Great Websites for Kids

JANUARY 19, 2011

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has added more recommended websites to Great Web Sites for Kids

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Mayor's Education Task Force Lists Reforms

JANUARY 13, 2011

Fulfilling a campaign promise to make education a city government priority, Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland joined members of her hand-chosen task force this week to unveil an initial round of recommendations aimed at improving the city’s public education system.