Justice O'Connor

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IMPORTANT NEWS

Subject: College Board changing the SAT Exam

On March 5th, the College Board...

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...

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 10:34
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iCivics Teachers,

Back in December, we asked you for feedback and comments on your iCivics experience to share with Justice O'Connor. 

Justice O'Connor was overwhelmed by your response! We...

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 13:48
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Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (ret.) was born on this date, March 26th in 1930. She went...

Tue, 03/05/2013 - 11:45
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While discussing her new book, Out of Order, Justice O'Connor also spread the word about iCivics with help from the Morning Joe crew:

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 12:04
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Civics and citizenship took center stage at the National Council on the Social Studies Annual Conference this year in Seattle. The keynote event and major highlight of the conference was a citizenship and...

Fri, 10/19/2012 - 16:59
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The San Francisco Chronicle has published on op-ed by Justice O'Connor on the importance...

Fri, 10/19/2012 - 12:52
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The San Francisco Chronicle published an op-ed on the importance of restoring civic learning by...

Fri, 10/19/2012 - 12:30
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The San Francisco Chronicle has published a piece by Justice O'Connor on the importance...

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 10:08
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Parade Magazine featured a cover story and interview with Justice O'Connor. She discussed a wide range of topics,...

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 11:12
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Justice O'Connor, iCivics founder and Board Chair, spoke with Bob Schieffer on CBS's Face the Nation about civics, life as a cowgirl, and more.

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Fri, 07/27/2012 - 14:23
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Justice O'Connor testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee about the importance of civic learning and its role in ensuring judicial independence. Two of the three coordinate branches coordinated as she...

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 17:23
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During Justice O'Connor's recent trip to Atlanta, Georgia to speak at the annual meeting of the Education Commission of the States, CNN caught up with her to get some inside scoop on iCivics.

Check out this...

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 10:16
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Justice O’Connor made a splash in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this weekend at the 77th annual conference of the National Association of Counties. The justice keynoted the opening session, speaking to more...

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 10:47
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(April 30, 2012) iCivics and Justice O'Connor were back in Texas once again, this time to see the iCivics curriculum in action in Waco, Texas. Baylor University has worked closely with Waco and Midway Independent...

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 12:51
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This past weekend, Justice O'Connor spoke at the Boys & Girls Club of America's national conference and...

Wed, 12/28/2011 - 13:16
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During a recent trip to Los Angeles, [Justice O'Connor] talked up iCivics, an expanding online program aimed at middle school students.

The free curriculum includes lesson plans and games that are linked...

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 15:27
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The weather here at iCivics HQ has started to turn chilly, but we've had the opportunity to get a peek of how people are taking to our games in slightly warmer climes.  We just returned from a great trip to Texas...

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 15:08
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After more than 24 years in the U.S. Supreme Court, former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor now strives to make civics and government more interesting for young children than it was for her growing up in El Paso, Texas....

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 14:07
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Dear civic educator:

When I was a young student in El Paso, Texas, civics and American history were a big part of my education. I didn’t know it at the time, but those classes were preparing me for a career of...

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 21:03
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June 11, 2011 - Justice Sandra Day O'Connor presented to South Carolina Chief Justice Jean Toal the first-ever Award for the Advancement of Civics Education given by the National Association for Court Management. "...

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 10:25
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...So O'Connor, 81, launched iCivics, a nonprofit organization that aims to enrich students' understanding of American history, laws, and government. While O'...

Sat, 07/02/2011 - 08:53
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As families gather to celebrate Independence Day, it is time to rethink the notion that civics instruction is less than vital in the global economy of the 21st century. If you want to succeed, the message seems to...

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, 04/13/2011 - 00:00
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On Tuesday, an eclectic collection of educators, video game designers and marketers, politicians, nonprofit staffers and a former Supreme Court Justice gathered on the AMD campus to talk about the so-called “...

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 18:52
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Sandra Day O'Connor and Arne Duncan to Keynote ConferenceWashington, DC, March 23 – iCivics, in partnership with the Aspen...

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 00:00
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Now five years into a productive retirement, O’Connor is devoting her life to teaching American youth about the United States government. 

Mon, 12/27/2010 - 22:43
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Some in public life are taking positive steps to correct this. Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor is active as ever in her post-jurist days promoting iCivics, an interactive project to engage students...

Mon, 11/08/2010 - 15:00
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iCivics is ingenious. It uses computer games to engage students in problem-solving in which the student "wins" by mastering knowledge of the U.S. Constitution and essential foundational principles of our nation.

Tue, 11/02/2010 - 10:01
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Event marked the launch of the Virtue Foundation / iCivics Digital Storytelling Initiative November 2, 2010 – WASHINGTON, DC – On U.S. Election Day, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor visited with NYC...

Mon, 10/25/2010 - 00:00
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Since retiring from the Supreme Court, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor has been on a mission to overcome the ignorance of far too many students in our schools of the roots of their liberties in American history.

Fri, 10/22/2010 - 11:34
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On Friday, September 17, Americans celebrate the signing of the law of the land on that day in 1787. But you knew that, right? If not, Sandra Day O’Connor, a former Supreme Court justice, has the Web site for you. ...

Thu, 10/21/2010 - 12:47
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More than one million iCivics games have been played by students across the countryOctober 21, 2010 – WASHINGTON, DC – iCivics announced today that, in just over a year, more than one million...

Thu, 10/14/2010 - 10:33
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Well, we are at the Stuart-Hobson Middle School, a public school in the District of Columbia located just a couple of blocks from your old stomping grounds, the United States Supreme Court.

Mon, 09/20/2010 - 00:00
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Our Courts, the online education program about the American court system started by retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, has recently broadened its mission to include civic education in general and changed its name...

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 00:00
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En su interés por acercar el conocimiento del mundo de la política y la justicia, y activar la participación, a los estudiantes, la Juez decidió poner en marcha este portal donde podemos encontrar interesantes juegos...

Wed, 09/15/2010 - 00:00
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iCivics is an incredibly rich and well designed site conceived by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who has been (rightly) concerned that civics is not well-taught in our schools...

Thu, 08/05/2010 - 00:00
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We suggest you explore iCivics, a beautiful new series of Flash games designed to raise civic knowledge and participation.

Wed, 07/28/2010 - 18:12
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What began as the Our Courts Project for middle-school students has now evolved into the more comprehensive iCivics, a resource for educators and parents that...

Fri, 06/25/2010 - 17:25
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These are all very difficult and complex issues, but the iCivics games do a remarkable job of making the concepts manageable and easy to understand.  

Tue, 06/22/2010 - 00:00
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This year's Games For Change Festival unveiled a number of computer and video games that are bettering the world one click at a time.

Tue, 06/08/2010 - 16:58
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The State Bar is partnering with Retired U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and the Wisconsin Supreme Court to promote iCivics, Justice O’Connor’s innovative Web-based project designed to...

Tue, 06/08/2010 - 10:35
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The online role-playing games on iCivics are free, teacher-friendly, and effective–and kids like them so much in school that they play them at home, too, O’Connor said.

Fri, 05/28/2010 - 17:02
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The No Child Left Behind Act has crowded out civics learning in America's schools. It's more than memorizing the names of all the presidents, as former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor shows with her "...

Fri, 05/28/2010 - 11:51
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Former Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O'Connor is the latest to call attention to the sad state of civics education in our nation's classrooms.

Fri, 05/28/2010 - 11:49
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In an interview on Good Morning America Wednesday, O’Connor extolled the virtues of videogames as a teaching tool for young kids....

Fri, 05/28/2010 - 11:44
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Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor recently espoused the benefits of learning through video games, expressing her hope that game could help children advance in disciplines like civics and history.

Thu, 05/27/2010 - 14:57
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The Wonkster talks about iCivics games and Gotham's own local government games.

Thu, 05/27/2010 - 14:52
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USA Today discusses Justice O'Connor, iCivics, and the Games for Change conference.

Thu, 05/27/2010 - 10:58
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ABC's Good Morning America interviews Justice O'Connor during her visit to Democracy Prep in Harlem.

Thu, 05/27/2010 - 10:51
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Justice O'Connor's discusses iCivics at the Games for Change conference.

Sat, 05/22/2010 - 18:46
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This May, the only festival dedicated to the exciting new movement of Digital Games for Social Change will explore real-world impact, the latest games, and funding strategies. Hosted in New York City by Parsons The...

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 01:00
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The Tallahassee Democrat discusses how the Sandra Day O'Connor Civics Education Act will improve education in Florida schools.

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 01:00
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William & Mary Law School awards Justice O'Connor for her "exceptional leadership and accomplishment," including her efforts in the area of civic education.

Wed, 05/19/2010 - 17:19
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Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor delivers baseballs to the umpires, then visits with the Cubs broadcasters to talk about the iCivics project.

Mon, 05/17/2010 - 01:00
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Justice O'Connor will be addressing the Conference of Chief Justices about iCivics on July 26, 2010

Tue, 04/13/2010 - 15:57
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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,...

Sat, 04/10/2010 - 16:11
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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...

Mon, 03/29/2010 - 01:00
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John Hanke thought the old Our Courts site was "so cool, [he needed] to tell the world about it," and he did - in an article at Westlaw Insider. Wait till he sees iCivics!

Tue, 03/09/2010 - 01:00
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“Do a darn good job and be fair and honest,” retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor said during a talk in Greensboro in March.  The event was held at Elon Law School. You can read more about it in Jonelle Davis' article...

Mon, 03/01/2010 - 01:00
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Sandra Day O'Connor spoke with NEA Today about why "another boring textbook" is not the answer to America's problems with civics education. Give the interview a read at the NEA website.