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First Woman on Supreme Court Sandra Day O’Connor Will be Remembered as Country’s Foremost Advocate for Civic Education

Dec 01, 2023

Though her career on the U.S. Supreme Court often took center stage, Justice O’Connor saw her founding of iCivics as her legacy.

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34 Students Take Civic Education into Their Own Hands Through iCivics Equity in Civics Youth Fellowship

Sep 21, 2023

Now in its fifth year, the fellowship helps students from across the country build civic leadership skills and explore how civic education can become more relevant to all youth in the United States

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iCivics and George Washington’s Mount Vernon Launch Free Online Game About Civility and Compromise at the Constitutional Convention

Sep 07, 2023

More than 100 middle school students will gather at Mount Vernon September 18, 2023, to play

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iCivics Calls for Greater Investment in Civic Education Following Release of National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on Civics

May 03, 2023

As “The Nation’s Report Card” shows that only 22 percent of eighth graders in the United States were deemed proficient or better in civics, iCivics calls for greater prioritization of civic education to sustain and strengthen our nation’s constitutional democracy.

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Civics for Democracy: Civics with Ben Sheehan

Mar 10, 2023

iCivics Chief Education Officer Emma Humphries talks civic education with Ben Sheehan, award-winning executive producer, formerly with the YouTube channel Funny or Die, and author of

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iCivics and National Council for the Social Studies Call for Renewed Focus as New RAND Corporation Report Shows Lack of Infrastructure for K–5 Social Studies

Mar 07, 2023

Released during Civic Learning Week, “The Missing Infrastructure for Elementary (K–5) Social Studies Instruction” shows that more supports are

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Political Law Advocate and Compliance Expert Benjamin L. Ginsberg Joins iCivics Board of Directors

Jan 12, 2023

Ginsberg, co-chair of the Election Official Legal Defense Network, is a renowned political law advocate who served as national counsel to both

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National Endowment for the Humanities Invests $1.7 Million in the Implementation of Roadmap to Educating for American Democracy

Jan 10, 2023

NEH will provide $1.7M in support of research, professional development, community building, and EAD implementation with the largest portion of funding

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In Leadup to 2022 Midterm Elections, iCivics and CalMatters Provide News-Based Lesson Plans and Resources for California’s Teachers

Sep 27, 2022

Partnership combines CalMatters award-winning nonpartisan nonprofit state news with iCivics lesson plans, games and content to help educators engage st

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iCivics and All Vote No Play Engaged Athletes: Learning from Civic Greats and GOATs

Sep 08, 2022

On September 13, iCivics will host a special event with All Vote No Play featuring a

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