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Laura Robledo

Laura Robledo studied English at UC Berkeley. When she is not reading, looking up new music, or running half marathons, she loves to explore the beautiful city of San Francisco.

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In The Studio with Franky Aguiliar

Arts | July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

In The Studio with Franky Aguiliar

Oakland artist Franky Aguilar developed several mobile art apps such as CatWang, Snoopify, Ima Unicorn and Gif Yogurt. Come along with KQED Art School as we talk with Aguilar about how he started his company, 99centbrains, and his widely used apps.

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An Illustrated Guide About Income Inequailty

News & Civics | July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

An Illustrated Guide About Income Inequailty

While the Occupy Wall Street protests have died down, income inequality, the issue that sparked the movement in the first place, still remains a problem. In 2012, more than half of the income in America went to the top 10% of wage earners.

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Celebrity Obsession Can Be Harmful When You Alter Your Personality

Arts | June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Celebrity Obsession Can Be Harmful When You Alter Your Personality

We may know the latest gossip about One Direction or how Beyonce’s sister Solange attacked Jay-Z in an elevator, but is our interest in celebrities a bad thing? Within the past few weeks, students analyzed how our fascination with celebrities impacts society in our #DoNowCelebrity post. We asked students, Given the context of income inequality and changing demographics across the country, is the American obsession with celebrities good or bad for our culture? Why?

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Were the The March On Washington’s Demands a Success?

News & Civics | June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Were the The March On Washington’s Demands a Success?

It’s been 100 years since Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, but have the March on Washington’s demands been met?

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Hands On Projects Promote More Thinking in the Classroom

Civics in the Community | June 17, 2014 | 2 Comments

Hands On Projects Promote More Thinking in the Classroom

Would you rather learn about how a computer works by reading about it or building one with your hands? Last week, we asked students to think about how they like to learn in our #DoNowMaker post.

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A Timeline About the History of Immigration in America

News & Civics | June 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

A Timeline About the History of Immigration in America

America, a nation of immigrants, has attracted a large number of people from around the world. Ever since the first Europeans moved here in the 1600s, American has experienced complicated relationships with newcomers.

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Sexism in Science Is Caused By Traditional Gender Roles

Community Voices | June 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

Sexism in Science Is Caused By Traditional Gender Roles

Women have made great strides in fighting for equality in America, but are there factors that still hold women back in certain areas like science? In our #DoNowSexism post, we asked students, What do you have to say about the reasons and realities of sexism in science? What are the barriers, if any, to women in STEM careers?

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Interactive Charts Examining California’s Prison System

News & Civics | June 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Interactive Charts Examining California’s Prison System

Who does California place behind bars? According to the CDCR 2011 data, most inmates originate from Southern California and are non-white.

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#BringBackOurGirls Brings Awareness Not Action

Civics in the Community | June 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

#BringBackOurGirls Brings Awareness Not Action

Does a hashtag have the power to change the world? Last week, students across the nation discussed the value of utilizing social media for social justice issues in our #DoNowNigeria post.

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Art Can Be Found Anywhere

Arts | June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Art Can Be Found Anywhere

When we think of art, we typically think of an oil canvas painting hanging in a museum. This week, we challenged students to expand their notion of art and to identify it in everyday places like a subway station wall.

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