Each year, thanks to the generosity of artist Marion Cilker, San Jose State University and the Santa Clara County Office of Education host two days of inspiration for both pre-service and in-service arts educators. KQED will be there to present a workshop about KQED Art School, and other presenters include SFMOMA, AXIS Dance, and TheaterWorks of Silicon Valley.
Civics in the Community | December 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
2014 has brought on many events that will change the world forever. Students shared what they felt were the most important/impactful events of 2014.
Civics in the Community | December 11, 2014 | 23 Comments
Recently the grand jury made a decision to not indict Darren Wilson, a white police officer, for the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen. Students discuss whether justice was served in the grand jury hearing.
Anita Sarkeesian, creator of Feminist Frequency, a website that analyzes patriarchy and misogyny in pop culture, has suffered all sorts of harassment for her successful video series. Harassers and angry gamers have made rape, bomb, and even death threats to Sarkeesian. You can read more about it in last week’s Do Now entitled Are Women […]
Civics in the Community | December 4, 2014 | 1 Comment
Last week, students were asked whether or not Obama should have granted deportation relief to over 5 million immigrants who meet certain criteria. They were asked, “Should the President have given deportation deferrals and work permits to undocumented immigrants whose children are American citizens?”
Community Voices | December 3, 2014 | 2 Comments
Recently, San Francisco voters were given the chance to vote for or against Proposition E, a proposition involving a tax on soda and sugary drinks in the amount of $0.02 per ounce. Would sugary drink tax discourage people from buying unhealthy drinks and increase people’s general health? Should such a tax be implemented around the country?
Civics in the Community | November 25, 2014 | 1 Comment
Childhood obesity has skyrocketed in the last 30 years, making the need for healthier eating habits an important matter. This past week, students were asked, “How can schools make lunches more appealing to teens?” Check out their responses.
Community Voices | November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Today, there is a lot of controversy on whether one should be required to show ID at voting booths. But why? Many feel the ID requirement is put in place to prevent minorities and financially indebted U.S. citizens from voting at the polls.
Community Voices | November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
This past week, students were asked why it is important for young people to vote; what issues would influence their vote the most, and how can the youth influence the outcome of an election? Check out their responses
Civics in the Community | October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
A lot of news stories recently have focused on race and law enforcement. Should the members of a police force reflect the larger population they serve?
Civics in the Community | September 26, 2014 | 2 Comments
In the past, diseases have had the ability to wipe out entire civilizations, and it’s still going on today. With the Ebola epidemic in West Africa becoming more of a menace, there are a lot of questions to be answered. Why should nations help fight against the outbreak? What are some challenges, and how can we, as an international community, overcome this? Last week, students from around the country shared their thoughts on what should be done in the fight against Ebola.