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Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal discuss the iCivics program developed by the O’Connor House.

As expectations for reading, writing and math have increased, emphasis on civic awareness among Arizona students has dropped, according to the state’s top education official. Read more»

Middle school students Parker Schroeder, Banelly Escaloma, Ruben Renteria, Freddy Pinon stand by what will be the cover of the DVD case for the civics initiative. They are featured in the video after winning a government essay contest.

Leaders of today are reaching out to potential leaders of tomorrow with a DVD explaining to kids how Arizona’s government works. The two-hour video, timed with the state’s centennial, features state lawmakers, Gov. Jan Brewer, former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and others. Read more»