Not too many years ago, the “American dream” seemed to be a pretty uniform vision: landing a well-paying job, owning your own home and filling it with cool stuff, maybe even having a family and sending your kids to good schools and colleges. How do you personally define the “American dream?”
In 2013, nearly 750,000 took the GED. View what students had to say about the value of earning a GED versus graduating from high school.
More than 4,000 thousand people are dead in the aftermath of Saturday’s massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked the landlocked Himalayan nation of Nepal. Mouseover the maps to explore the region’s geography and the locations of where the earthquake and aftershocks hit.
Western lawmakers are weighing proposals to potentially eliminate gun-free zones in places such as public schools. This would allow guns in schools, in hopes of avoiding mass shootings that often happen. Lawmakers who support this proposal are using the Second Amendment of the Constitution, which gives citizens the right to bear arms, in their favor. […]
Let’s be blunt: paying taxes sucks. After all, that’s your hard-earned cash siphoned out of every paycheck. And for what, exactly? Where does it all go?
A report from the United Nations states that nations have made only limited progress in gender equality worldwide, and high levels of violence against women still persist. According to the report, 35% of women that have survived physical violence were most commonly inflicted by an intimate partner. And according to the World Health Organization (WHO), […]
After the driest winter on record, California is bracing for another hot, thirsty summer. Deep into the fourth year of its historic drought, with no relief in site, the state is frantically trying to figure out how to cope with a lot less water. View this map that shows fluctuations since 2010 in California’s 30-largest reservoirs.
This visualization, produced by San Diego design firm 1 Point 21, shows all 2,695 verifiable officer-involved homicide nationwide since 2011, as reported and cataloged by crowdsourced database Fatal Encounters. Select any of the lines to see incident information at top.
Looking to minimize your water footprint at the dinner table? According to a new Los Angeles Times data analysis, the raw ingredients in that meal require less water to produce than almost any other combo plate of a protein, a fruit/veggie, a starch and a beverage. Use the site’s new interactive tool to build a combination of meals and see how much water is needed to produce California’s most commonly consumed foods (sources and methodology listed at the bottom of the graphic).
Bring news, civics and current affairs into the classroom with new KQED News Education resource, The Lowdown.
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