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Does Your Family’s Income Impact Your Education?

Do Now | October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Does Your Family’s Income Impact Your Education?

A growing number of states and school districts are increasing their focus on students who are “chronically absent” from school— often defined as missing at least 10 percent of the school year for any reason. Why do you think chronic absenteeism is most prevalent among low income students?

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KQED at the 2014 Charter Schools Leadership Conference

Events & Conferences | October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

KQED at the 2014 Charter Schools Leadership Conference

Held every fall as charter leaders return to their campuses, CSDC’s annual statewide charter conference, the Charter Schools Leadership Update, is designed to provide California’s charter school movement with the skills and knowledge it will need to thrive during the school year ahead. Join KQED for two sessions on Tuesday, November 4th in Irvine at […]

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Belonging in Transition

Bay Area Youth Media Network | October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Belonging in Transition

Everything is in transition: our earth, our neighborhoods, our bodies. In fact, Heraclitus said, “Change is the only constant in life.” Adolescents especially know this truth because their bodies rapidly develop between the ages of 10 and 19. According to the World Health Organization, it is second only to infancy in terms of physiological growth.

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The State of Voting Rights in America: A 3-Part Comic Series

General | October 30, 2014

The State of Voting Rights in America: A 3-Part Comic Series

The upcoming midterms marks the first major nationwide election since the Supreme Court struck down a key piece of the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act. The 2013 decision had an immediate impact, giving a handful of primarily southern states the green light to change their voting rules without first getting approval from the federal government.

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Join us at the Cilker Conference for Arts Education in San Jose

Arts | October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Join us at the Cilker Conference for Arts Education in San Jose

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.

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Four Spooktacular Halloween Resources

General | October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Four Spooktacular Halloween Resources

Halloween is Friday! In the spirit of the season, bring the various element of Halloween into your classroom with videos from PBS LearningMedia. From a local middleschooler’s efforts to scare for a good cause to an exploration of scary sounds, take your students on a spooktacular journey this week with science and English resources. It’s […]

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Should Fracking Be Banned?

6 -12 Science | October 28, 2014 | 50 Comments

Should Fracking Be Banned?

The November 2014 ballot contains an initiative to ban hydraulic fracturing for three counties in California. Hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as “fracking,” is steeped in controversy, from the amount of water it uses to how and where that water is eventually disposed.

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Should Voters Be Required to Show ID at the Polls?

Do Now | October 24, 2014 | 186 Comments

Should Voters Be Required to Show ID at the Polls?

You have to show an ID at the airport. You have to show it to buy alcohol. So what’s the big deal about showing it to vote? Should voters be required to show some form of identification when they show up to the polls?

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Inside the Voting Booth: Six Election Day Animations

PBS LearningMedia | October 22, 2014 | 3 Comments

Inside the Voting Booth: Six Election Day Animations

Election day is just around the corner. Take this opportunity to explore the election process with your students using popular PBS LearningMedia elections animations and interactives. From understanding various tactics of a political campaign to exploring how citizens decide who and what to vote for in an election, step inside the voting booth with PBS […]

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How Can Form Enhance Visual Art?

Arts | October 21, 2014 | 11 Comments

How Can Form Enhance Visual Art?

Throughout history, artists found many creative ways to make images that represent real life, to create the illusion of form and depth. What are the different ways you can turn a shape into a form?

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