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What’s the Value of Graduating High School Versus Earning a GED?

Do Now | August 28, 2015 | 108 Comments

What’s the Value of Graduating High School Versus Earning a GED?

Would you consider earning a high school equivalency certification instead of a high school diploma? What, if anything, does the high school experience offers versus the potential “shortcut” of a GED? How well does high school fit your learning needs?

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Re-thinking Fast Fashion

Do Now | August 21, 2015 | 369 Comments

Re-thinking Fast Fashion

Fall is here, which means colder weather and, for some teens, a reason to buy new clothes. But purchasing a new wardrobe can be problematic if you’re looking to balance style, affordability, and ethics. How should teens balance affordability, style and ethics when it comes to buying clothing?

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Is Positive Discipline More Effective Than Punishment?

Do Now | August 17, 2015 | 24 Comments

Is Positive Discipline More Effective Than Punishment?

The Federal government is setting new guidelines aimed to improve school climate by transforming discipline practices and policies. What does discipline looks like at your school? Are you more likely to change your behavior after receiving negative punishment or reinforcement and rewards for taking positive steps?

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How Can Schools Make Lunches More Appealing to Teens?

Do Now | August 7, 2015 | 230 Comments

How Can Schools Make Lunches More Appealing to Teens?

School lunchrooms are sometimes called the biggest restaurant chain in America, and in districts across the country, there’s a push for healthier, locally sourced ingredients. How can schools make lunches more appealing to teens?

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Are Teens Today More Narcissistic Than Previous Generations?

Do Now | June 19, 2015 | 176 Comments

Are Teens Today More Narcissistic Than Previous Generations?

“Millennials are more narcissistic than boomers and gen Xers were at the same age,” said Jean Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University and the author of several books on narcissism. Do you think teens today are more narcissistic than previous generations?

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Should the Members of a Police Force Reflect the Larger Population?

Do Now | June 12, 2015 | 585 Comments

Should the Members of a Police Force Reflect the Larger Population?

The issue of race and law enforcement was thrust into the national spotlight last month when a white police officer in Ferguson, MO shot and killed an unarmed black 18-year-old named Michael Brown. Is it important for police departments to be as racially diverse as the communities they work in?

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Should Families Teach Kids How To Use Guns (Safely)?

Do Now | June 5, 2015 | 1 Comment

Should Families Teach Kids How To Use Guns (Safely)?

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #DoNowSafety For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now How should we educate young people about the possibilities of gun violence without causing them to […]

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Is Income Inequality a Problem in Our Society?

Do Now: Government and Civics | May 29, 2015 | 364 Comments

Is Income Inequality a Problem in Our Society?

Several years have passed since Occupy Wall Street protests flared up throughout the country, and although the issue has largely faded from national debate, the degree of income inequality that sparked the movement remains rampant. Do you think income inequality is a problem in our society?

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Should the U.S. Government Spy on its Own People?

Do Now | May 22, 2015 | 18 Comments

Should the U.S. Government Spy on its Own People?

Three provisions of the Patriot Act are due to expire on June 1st. Should the U.S. government continue to be given wide latitude to spy on its citizens in an effort to prevent terrorism?

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How Can Baltimore Recover from the Freddie Gray Case?

Do Now | May 15, 2015 | 5 Comments

How Can Baltimore Recover from the Freddie Gray Case?

The death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray while in police custody in Baltimore has sparked a series of protests and nationwide conversation on the relationship between community and police. How should Baltimore move forward?

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