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What Mandatory Water Cuts in Cities throughout California Look Like, in Three Interactive Maps

News & Civics | May 11, 2015

What Mandatory Water Cuts in Cities throughout California Look Like, in Three Interactive Maps

Three interactive maps of California’s unprecedented mandatory water cuts.

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Should Teachers Get Paid More Money?

Do Now | May 8, 2015 | 36 Comments

Should Teachers Get Paid More Money?

Teaching is by no measure an easy job. The hours are long, the demands are high, the working conditions are often challenging … and the pay? Let’s just say, you don’t go into teaching for the money. Should teachers earn more money?

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Students Weigh in on School Safety and Disaster Preparation

Civics in the Community | May 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Students Weigh in on School Safety and Disaster Preparation

School districts around the US have been trying to figure out how to keep children safe. Read whether students feel safe at school and if their schools are prepared for disasters.

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East Side Alliance Teacher Appreciation Week Bash Prize Drawing!

Events | May 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

East Side Alliance Teacher Appreciation Week Bash Prize Drawing!

• Register for The East Side Alliance Teacher Appreciation Bash online between April, 20 and May, 8 5:30 pm PST • OR in person at KQED’s East Side Alliance Teacher Appreciation Bash (the Bash) on Friday, May 8 To be entered in a random drawing to win one of two (2) prizes! The Rules (Short […]

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Bending Light with a New Kind of Microscope

Science | May 7, 2015

Bending Light with a New Kind of Microscope

Learn how microscopes work by using lenses to bend light to magnify objects.

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Teacher Feature: Plant Cells, a 3D Printer and PBS LearningMedia

General | May 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Teacher Feature: Plant Cells, a 3D Printer and PBS LearningMedia

Amanda Haughs teaches fifth grade at Forest Hill Elementary in San Jose, California. She is passionate about finding the tool, strategy or subject that each student needs in order to feel inspired and motivated to learn. Amanda recently used PBS LearningMedia and a 3D printer to teach plant and animal cells. Share your PBS LearningMedia stories here.

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Jessica’s Story [Youth-Produced Short Film]

Bay Area Youth Media Network | May 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jessica’s Story [Youth-Produced Short Film]

A piece that portrays the adversity a young woman faces in her adolescence. This video was an official selection of BAYMN FEST 2014. BAYMN FEST is an interactive showcase of media produced by youth ages 12-24 sponsored by Hive Bay Area.

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How Can You Find Beauty and Positivity With Your Camera?

Arts | May 5, 2015 | 4 Comments

How Can You Find Beauty and Positivity With Your Camera?

Documentary photographer Paccarik Orue worked on a project called There’s Nothing Beautiful Around Here in Richmond, California, a city with a reputation for being unsafe. Take a photo of something that you feel is beautiful and a sign of positivity in your everyday life.

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To What Extent Should Organisms Be Collected from the Wild? Students Weigh In

Community Created Content | May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

To What Extent Should Organisms Be Collected from the Wild? Students Weigh In

There has been a recent debate among scientists about the necessity and effectiveness of collecting specimens from the wild. Read what students had to say about what extent museums and aquariums should be collecting organisms from the wild.

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How Does the American Dream Relate to You?

Do Now | May 1, 2015 | 95 Comments

How Does the American Dream Relate to You?

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?”

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