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College Board Makes Changes to SAT Test

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:14

IMPORTANT NEWS

Subject: College Board changing the SAT Exam

On March 5th, the College Board announced that it will be redesigning the SAT® exam in 2016. Among the changes, the exam will now include civics-based reading and writing passages.

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, our founder and Board Chair, spoke with the College Board about this exciting announcement.

Our Annual Report

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 11:43

2013 was a banner year for iCivics. As we close out our fiscal year, this Annual Report provides an opportunity to reflect on where we have been, where we are today, and the work ahead.  

Introducing our new site

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 22:52

When we launched iCivics.org in May 2010, no one imagined that three years later we would be serving 40,000 teachers and six million students. But here we are, and thanks to you, iCivics is now the most widely adopted civics curriculum in the country! 

Civic Literacy and Changing the Meaning of Pi

Mon, 08/26/2013 - 14:55

Civic Literacy and Changing the Meaning of Pi

In late 19th century Indiana, the legislature tried to pass a bill that would change the meaning of Pi to 3.2.

For the sake of our social science audience I won’t get into the math, but basically, a gentleman who “proved” the theory, and copyrighted it, generously offered to allow Indiana to use his method for free if they adopted his mathematical gift as law.

Justice O’Connor Video Thanks Teachers

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 10:34

iCivics Teachers,

Back in December, we asked you for feedback and comments on your iCivics experience to share with Justice O'Connor. 

Justice O'Connor was overwhelmed by your response! We received incredibly helpful insights into how we can improve the lesson plans, what you like (and don't like) about the games, and directions you might like to see iCivics explore. 

Goodbye Crisis of Nations

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 12:42

Hey there educators! You may have noticed that Crisis of Nations is no longer listed on our games page. The team here at iCivics have received many instances of feedback through our help desk reporting usability challenges with Crisis of Nations.

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