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iCivics Welcomes Dr. Kelly Leahy Whitney to the Team

AUGUST 03, 2015

Kelly Whitney Profile PictureWe are pleased to announce Kelly Leahy Whitney, the newest member of the iCivics team.  Kelly joins us from PBS Learning where she was the Director of Curriculum.

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Civic Education

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

JULY 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

JULY 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

JULY 17, 2015

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MACEI Award Grantee Convening Recap

JULY 10, 2015

  MACEI Grantees Group Photo Image credit: MacArthur Foundation  

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Civic Education

Citizenship and Elementary Education- how do you teach that?

JULY 09, 2015

Citizenship and the Elementary Classroom – a seamless, perfect pair

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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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