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Alexander Heffner Interviews iCivics Executive Director Louise Dubé on The Open Mind

Jul 31, 2015

Executive Director Louise Dubé sat down with Alexander Heffner from The Open Mind to talk about how to reinvigorate civic education through virtual games for young people amidst the skepticism about politics.

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JSADIHAR15 Recap: Gaming, Competing, Learning

Jul 23, 2015

The Junior State of America (JSA), iCivics, the education nonprofit founded by Sandra Day O’Connor to create engaging video games and digital curricula to teach kids civics, and the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) Foundation hosted first-of-its-kind, civic education video game contest on July 13, 2015 at Georgetown University.

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GLS11 Recap

Jul 17, 2015

Each summer, GLS (Games and Learning Society) hosts a conference that brings together game designers, researchers, teachers, and like-minded organizations to talk about games and learning. Carrie Ray-Hill, Director of Programming at iCivics reports on the conference.

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MACEI Award Grantee Convening Recap

Jul 10, 2015

July 8-9, iCivics’ Executive Director, Louise Dubé, and Director of Development, Nina Robinson, attended a class gathering for 2015 recipients of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions (MACEI). 

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Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Responds to NAEP Findings

Apr 29, 2015

"The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) released the 2014 eighth grade U.S. history, geography and civics tests information today.  The report uncovered very minimal improvement in scores assessed four years ago in 2010."  Justice O'Connor responds to these developments.

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Announcement: Sandra Day O'Connor Legacy Fund

Apr 17, 2015

iCivics announces the establishment of the Sandra Day O'Connor Legacy Fund.  The fund was established to continue the work of our founder, Sandra Day O'Connor and her work in civic education.

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Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Honored For Her Work in Civic Education

Apr 16, 2015

iCivics founder, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was honored for her advocacy work for civic education, as well as her impact on female judges and justice for women and girls worldwide at the inaugural Seneca Women Global Leadership Forum on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

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Tribute Event with Seneca Women April 15th

Apr 14, 2015

iCivics joins Seneca Women in tribute to honor Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor for her advocacy work for civic education; her impact on female judges; and her impact on justice for women and girls worldwide.

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Close Up Tweet Up Recap: A Democratized Civic Learning Experience

Mar 04, 2015

Amber Coleman-Mortley, Digital Media Manager at iCivics, reports on the February 17th, 2015 Close Up DC high school debate.

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Robert Henry Joins iCivics Board of Directors

Feb 26, 2015

iCivics announces the appointment of Robert Henry to the iCivics Board of Directors. Having served in each branch of government- Oklahoma House of Representatives (1976-86); Attorney General of Oklahoma (1986, 1990); U.S. Court of Appeals or the Tenth Circuit- Henry brings a great depth of civic knowledge to iCivics.  

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