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Civic Education

Wall Street Journal Op-ed: Teaching Better Civics for Better Citizens (Abstract)

MAY 18, 2015

American students are alarmingly unfamiliar with the essential elements of democracy.   By Sandra Day O'Connor and John Glenn (originally posted at the Wall Street Journal, May 12th, 2015 at 7:03pm EST)  

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Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Responds to NAEP Findings

APRIL 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.  In light of these developments, Justice O'Connor responded: 

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Game On: New Frontiers in Digital Learning

APRIL 29, 2015

The Importance of Digital Games in the Edspace

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Announcement: Sandra Day O'Connor Legacy Fund

APRIL 17, 2015

We are excited to announce 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

APRIL 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.  The event was held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts with 300 distinguished guests in attendance.  The event included a panel discussion about women judges and the rule of law.

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Civic Education

Announcement: Ohio Civics Partnership Established

MARCH 05, 2015

The Capitol Square Foundation, the John Glenn College at The Ohio State University, and iCivics today announced a partnership to create a web based, interactive citizenship curriculum that will focus on Ohio civics education.   The partnership, bringing together state specific civics curriculum and corresponding federal civics curriculum, is the first of its kind in the United States.  The partnership also believes the iCivics Ohio website will help to develop and engage future generations to become active participants in their communities.

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Close Up Tweet Up Recap: A Democratized Civic Learning Experience

MARCH 04, 2015

Close Up DC Students in circleHow do you get students involved with civic topics and concepts in a deep and engaging way beyond classroom rhetoric?  One method is mock congress and debate.

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Robert Henry Joins iCivics Board of Directors

FEBRUARY 26, 2015

Robert HenryToday, we are excited to announce 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.

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