Civic Action

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 13:07
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What happens when you allow students to take the lead on civic issues they care about? iCivics Educator Network member, Shelina Warren (DC), shows us how empowering students with a solid foundation of their rights,...

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 10:32
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Our educator network is comprised of a consortium of educators, teacher trainers, and curriculum developers across almost all 50 states.  We like sharing the experiences of our educator network members as examples of...

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 12:31
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Fri, 12/23/2016 - 12:57
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Wed, 10/19/2016 - 17:08
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Louise Dubé, Executive Director iCivics

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Wed, 10/19/2016 - 13:40
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U.S. Department of Education Secretary John King delivered remarks to the National Press Club in Washington, DC. at 1pm.

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 18:10
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 Super Tuesday and the meaning of democracy

Twelve states...

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 13:08
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As a...

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 11:43
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2013 was a banner year for iCivics. As we close out our fiscal year, this Annual Report provides an...

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 22:52
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When we launched iCivics.org in May 2010, no one imagined that three years later we would be serving 40,000 teachers and six million students. But here we are, and thanks to you, iCivics is now the most...

Fri, 03/16/2012 - 09:34
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The Education Commission for the States released an interesting report on how civic engagement is changing as the first generation of digital natives comes of age. Those who have grown up without knowing a world...

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 17:01
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The ultimate measure of civic education’s success is whether young people become active participants in democracy and civic society. On April 1, 2011, iCivics launched a bold experiment to bridge from our online...

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 00:00
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For students at Fulmore Middle School in South Austin, it is a 21stcentury take on a 200-year-old document. It is called iCivics, a computer program designed to break educational barriers, created by the...

Wed, 01/19/2011 - 19:21
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The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has added more recommended websites to Great Web Sites for Kids

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 00:00
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Fulfilling a campaign promise to make education a city government priority, Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland joined members of her hand-chosen task force this week to unveil an initial round of recommendations aimed...

Mon, 12/27/2010 - 00:00
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If you’re like many Americans, you spent part of your Christmas holiday playing with your Wii, Xbox360, PlayStation 3, or Nintendo—or know someone who did. 

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 00:00
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No matter how the elections go Tuesday, eighth-graders at Whitehorse Middle School learned something about the process that they are not likely to forget.

Fri, 09/24/2010 - 00:00
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Our Chief Justice Paul Suttell, along with other Chief Justices throughout the nation, has recently committed to promote Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s innovative iCivics program.  This free, online civics...

Sun, 07/11/2010 - 00:00
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The games about the U.S. government have generated a significant following. Fifty-seven percent of students who played Do I Have a Right?—one of the first free Web games iCivics released last year in the classroom...

Wed, 05/19/2010 - 01:00
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Students who staged a school walkout in protest of schedule changes say they will face their punishment, but they argue that the detention given is too severe.

Mon, 05/17/2010 - 01:00
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Editorial argues that civics education should be broader than involving students in campaigning for official state food and drink items and should engage more students.

Sat, 05/15/2010 - 01:00
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High school students speak out at school board meeting to express opposition to mandatory breathalyzer tests at prom because they feel the tests violate their rights.

Fri, 05/14/2010 - 01:00
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A student detained for immigration violations hopes her case will spur others to action to promote reform in immigration laws.

Fri, 05/14/2010 - 01:00
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High school students walk out in protest of teacher layoffs, and again in protest of arrests of two students at first demonstration.  The article discusses the students' use of YouTube and Facebook to organize the...

Fri, 05/14/2010 - 01:00
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Older students teach younger students about how to take civic action to help protect dolphins.

Tue, 05/11/2010 - 01:00
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Student complaints about bullying lead to county anti-bullying legislation.

Mon, 05/10/2010 - 01:00
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A Texas 3rd grader had to serve a one-week detention after a teacher found a single Jolly Rancher candy in her possession, and her family plans to appeal the decision to the school board.

Tue, 04/27/2010 - 01:00
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Students use Facebook to organize school walkouts in protest of New Jersey Governor Christie's cuts in state funding for schools.