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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.

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If we can require driver's ed, why not voters' ed?

DECEMBER 27, 2010

Some in public life are taking positive steps to correct this. Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor is active as ever in her post-jurist days promoting iCivics, an interactive project to engage students with free digital “civic games” rooted in the democratic process.

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Gaming for Good

DECEMBER 27, 2010

If you’re like many Americans, you spent part of your Christmas holiday playing with your Wii, Xbox360, PlayStation 3, or Nintendo—or know someone who did. 

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State Government Leaders Help Teachers Bring Civics into the Classroom

DECEMBER 06, 2010

Teachers from around Oregon learned about some new ways — and relearned some old ways — to educate students about how state government works.

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