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What California’s New Mandatory Water Restrictions Mean for You [Interactive Map]

News & Civics | June 19, 2015

What California’s New Mandatory Water Restrictions Mean for You [Interactive Map]

Better get used to shorter showers,’cause now California’s keeping watch. Well, not literally (we hope). As of June 1, statewide mandatory water cuts went into effect.

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Students Use Their Cameras to Find Beauty and Positivity in Unlikely Places

Arts in the Community | June 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Students Use Their Cameras to Find Beauty and Positivity in Unlikely Places

Documentary photographer, Paccarik Orue, worked on a project called There’s Nothing Beautiful Around Here in Richmond, California. Read what students had to say about how they capture beauty and positivity with their camera.

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PHOTOS: SFPL’s The Mix Teen Center Now Open

Events | June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

PHOTOS: SFPL’s The Mix Teen Center Now Open

The Mix is a youth-designed, 21st century teen center equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

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KQED’s Top Takeaways from #DML2015

Digital Tools | June 18, 2015 | 1 Comment

KQED’s Top Takeaways from #DML2015

The KQED Education team headed to foggy Los Angeles last week for three days of inspired conversations and workshops about using technology to address educational opportunity gaps in today’s digital world. The largest national gathering of scholars and practitioners in the field, DML links theory, policy, research, and practice. Here are our top 5 takeaways.

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Teacher Feature: Water Restrictions with PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia | June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Teacher Feature: Water Restrictions with PBS LearningMedia

What is the value of PBS LearningMedia? PBS LearningMedia is easy to use. You can organize media and create assignments in one place. The icing on the cake is that students can create within the site as well.

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Class Dismissed: The Dark Side of For-Profit Colleges

News & Civics | June 17, 2015

Class Dismissed: The Dark Side of For-Profit Colleges

In late April, all 28 campuses owned by Corinthian Colleges abruptly shut down, leaving more than 1600 students out in the cold just weeks before the end of the semester. It marks the biggest shutdown in the history of higher education in the United States.

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Does California’s Agriculture Industry Need More Water Restrictions Due to the Drought? Students Weigh In

Community Created Content | June 17, 2015 | 1 Comment

Does California’s Agriculture Industry Need More Water Restrictions Due to the Drought? Students Weigh In

California is in the middle of one of the biggest droughts in the state’s written history. Read what students had to say about whether or not California’s agricultural industry should have more water restrictions due to the drought.

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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?

he 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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Museum Etiquette: Prep for Summer Visits with Video

Arts | June 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Museum Etiquette: Prep for Summer Visits with Video

Prep for your adventure by watching this fun, super-hero-style video about the most important museum rules.

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How Smart Should We Allow Robots to Get?

Do Now | June 9, 2015 | 1 Comment

How Smart Should We Allow Robots to Get?

Artificial intelligence is now more available to us than ever before, and it is getting smarter every year. While some scientists envision artificially intelligent robots as rescuers and caretakers of the future, others are worried that creating technology as intelligent as humans might be rather dangerous. How smart do you think we should we allow artificial intelligent to become?

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