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Justice O'Connor Op-Ed in Cosmopolitan

Oct 19, 2016

iCivics founder, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, speaks to the importance of women exercising their right to vote in Cosmopolitan.

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U.S. Department of Education Secretary John King on Civic Education

Oct 19, 2016

U.S. Department of Education Secretary John King delivered remarks to the National Press Club in Washington, DC. at 1pm. King spoke on the importance of civics as part of a well-rounded education and also discussed civic engagement as a cornerstone of democracy. The full Press Release is below.

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Calling All Student Artist! iCivics Holiday Card Competition

Oct 06, 2016

iCivics is looking for student artwork to include in this year's holiday cards that reflects students’ perspective on peace and civic engagement.

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Justice Sotomayor Honored at the 29th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards

Sep 30, 2016

iCivics Board Member, Associate Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, was honored with the Leadership Award at the 29th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards.

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Fast Forward Women Leadership Forum

Sep 22, 2016

Saturday, September 17th, 2016, 500 people attended the  FastForward Women's Leadership Forum, co-hosted by iCivics and Seneca Women at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. It was an evening of amazing conversations about women, power, and purpose, featuring remarks from fashion icon and philanthropist, Diane von Furstenberg, as well as Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of U.N. Women.

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iCivics Welcomes New Board Members

Jun 10, 2016

iCivics is thrilled to announce two notable additions to our Governing Board: Mr. Jay O’Connor and Mr. Tom Lue, Esq. Both are invested in our mission to provide free and high-quality civic education resources to teachers and students. And both bring with them significant expertise from the technology and legal fields, sure to enrich our organization.

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LearnLaunch Welcome Reception for iCivics on May 4!

Apr 21, 2016

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! 

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iCivics in the New York Times

Apr 11, 2016

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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Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor Joins iCivics Governing Board

Dec 01, 2015

We are excited to announce that Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Sonia Sotomayor, has joined the governing board of iCivics. As amember of the 10-person iCivics governing board, Justice Sotomayor will help guide iCivics educational content and act as an ambassador for the advancement of civic education.

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iCivics Welcomes Dr. Kelly Leahy Whitney to the Team

Aug 03, 2015

iCivics announces the addition of Kelly Leahy Whitney to the iCivics team as Chief Product Officer. Kelly joins us from PBS Learning where she was the Director of Curriculum.

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