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Mayor's Education Task Force Lists Reforms

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 00:00

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.

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

Mon, 12/27/2010 - 22:43

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.

Gaming for Good

Mon, 12/27/2010 - 00:00

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. 

State Government Leaders Help Teachers Bring Civics into the Classroom

Mon, 12/06/2010 - 16:13

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

Democracy Works Best When People Understand It

Mon, 11/08/2010 - 15:00

iCivics is ingenious. It uses computer games to engage students in problem-solving in which the student "wins" by mastering knowledge of the U.S. Constitution and essential foundational principles of our nation.

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, education leaders, and NYC students visit United Nations

Tue, 11/02/2010 - 10:01

Event marked the launch of the Virtue Foundation / iCivics Digital Storytelling Initiative