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A Look into Race & Representation within Police Departments

News & Civics | October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Look into Race & Representation within Police Departments

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?

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How to Navigate America’s Confusing Patchwork of Voting Laws

News & Civics | October 20, 2014

How to Navigate America’s Confusing Patchwork of Voting Laws

Think you know your state’s voting rules? Better check again before heading to the polls next month. Depending on where you live, those rules might have changed since the last time you voted.

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10 Resources for Exploring the Roots of Resistance

News & Civics | October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

10 Resources for Exploring the Roots of Resistance

Over a thousand educators will gather this weekend to network, explore empowering learning environments and develop a professional learning community at the 14th Annual Conference: Teaching for Social Justice– The Roots of Resistance taking place Saturday, October 11th at Mission High School in San Francisco. KQED News Education Editor Mathew Green will be facilitating a […]

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Your Legal Rights and Responsibilities with the Police [An Illustrated Guide]

News & Civics | October 3, 2014

Your Legal Rights and Responsibilities with the Police [An Illustrated Guide]

In August, riots erupted in Ferguson, Mo. after a white police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year-old. The incident underscored the importance of people knowing what their rights are when stopped by the police, and how to act appropriately during these interactions to best avoid potentially dangerous confrontations. Cartoon journalist Andy Warner explains the rules of engagement.

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The Inequalities of Climate Change Visualized

News & Civics | September 29, 2014

The Inequalities of Climate Change Visualized

The Carbon Map was created by Duncan Clark and Robin Houston from the design firm KILN as an entry to the World Bank’s Apps for Climate competition. Recently updated and featured on The Guardian, the map resizes the world’s geography to reflect the nations most responsible for climate change and those most vulnerable to its impacts.

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The Global Community Can Do More to Fight the Ebola Outbreak

News & Civics | September 26, 2014 | 2 Comments

The Global Community Can Do More to Fight the Ebola Outbreak

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.

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Yell Fire: California Wildfire Resources for the Classroom

News & Civics | September 25, 2014

Yell Fire: California Wildfire Resources for the Classroom

California is feeling the burn big time. As of September 18, about a dozen major wildfires were raging across the Golden State. That includes the massive King Fire near Lake Tahoe, which burst out of control this week just as firefighters began to contain another formidable blaze north of Redding.

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Understanding the Ebola Outbreak: A Multimedia Resource Guide

News & Civics | September 22, 2014

Understanding the Ebola Outbreak: A Multimedia Resource Guide

Since the Ebola outbreak claimed its first victim more than nine months ago, an estimated 5,000 people in five West African nations have been infected, and nearly half of them have died. It’s the worst Ebola outbreak on record.

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A Video Explaining the Safety Net

News & Civics | August 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Video Explaining the Safety Net

  Presidential candidates argue back and forth about the value of the “safety net”, but what exactly is it? In general, the safety net refers to the various  government funded social welfare programs such as food stamps and subsidized health care that help lift lower income individuals and their families out of poverty. However, liberals […]

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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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