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In New Jersey, a Civics Lesson in the Internet Age

Tue, 04/27/2010 - 01:00

Students use Facebook to organize school walkouts in protest of New Jersey Governor Christie's cuts in state funding for schools.

Arcadia High School wins national championship on U.S. Constitution

Mon, 04/26/2010 - 01:00

Arcadia High School won a national championship Monday that tested students' knowledge of the Bill of Rights and U.S. Constitution.

Civics 101: The Supreme Court vs. American Idol

Tue, 04/13/2010 - 15:57

Former Justice O'Connor often points out that only 1 in 7 Americans knows that John Roberts is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, yet two-thirds of Americans can name a judge on “American Idol”. Mary Kate Cary, author of the Thomas Jefferson Street blog, who, in a recent article, expressed shock at this and other civics education facts, but apparently found hope in the old Our Courts site, where she saw firsthand the ways in which it was engaging students. 

O'Connor on the Court

Sat, 04/10/2010 - 16:11

A recent New York Times article discussed former Justice O'Connor's remarks at a lunch attended by its author, Charles M. Blow, covering the importance of diversity in our court system, solicitor general Elena Kagan, and, of course, Our Courts/iCivics.