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2016 – Our election, Race and Educational Reform or Why We Need Institutions

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 13:07

If you want to talk about education reform, you will find a lot of statistics about poor performance and theories on how to tackle it.  So far, easy.  There is still much controversy about how to fix the problems but most agree that the biggest problem is addressing educational achievement for poor students.

LearnLaunch Welcome Reception for iCivics on May 4!

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 11:26

Are you passionate about edtech and civic engagement? LearnLaunch and iCivics are teaming up to bring the edtech community together at iCivics' new location in Inman Sq, Cambridge. Join us for games, appetizers, drinks, and conversation about how to use edtech tools like gaming to engage youth! 


iCivics in the New York Times

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 20:57

iCivics was in the New York Times!  Highlighting the various strides iCivics has taken to become the reputable, nonpartisan classroom resource it is today; Times reporter Natasha Singer sits down with Justice O'Connor to talk about the importance of engaging civic tools that meet students where they are.

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Twelve Scores and One Day Later…

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 18:10

 Super Tuesday and the meaning of democracy

Twelve states later and while we don’t know the nominees, the outline is shaped.  Perhaps it is time a good time to ask: What is the meaning of democracy and how does the primary process reflect our values?

In this primary, voters had real choices spanning very different approaches to government policy and style.  

Educating Our Citizens- The Biggest Challenges of 2016

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 12:22

The New York Times asked its readers to list the biggest challenges in 2016. On the education front, the Times selected a call for more civic education from Meredith in Massachusetts: