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California Split Into Six States, an Interactive Map

What's New in News & Civics! | March 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

California Split Into Six States, an Interactive Map

What would it look like if California was divided into six states? It’s a discussion that is not completely unheard of. Since California entered the United States in 1850, there have been several efforts to divide it, particularly from residents in far northern California who want to create a state called Jefferson. Recently, California’s Secretary […]

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Calculating Your Water Consumption

What's New in News & Civics! | February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Calculating Your Water Consumption

How much water do you use on a daily basis? According to a 2011 study sponsored by California Department of Water Resources, an average single family in California consumes more than 360 gallons of water per day. However, 2013 turned out to be one of the driest years on record. In light of Governor Jerry Brown’s declaration of a statewide drought emergency, a better question is what will the 20 percent cut in water mean for the average Californian?

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What’s All The Fuss About Fracking in California?

News & Civics | September 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

What’s All The Fuss About Fracking in California?

Governor Jerry Brown approved California’s first set of regulations on hydraulic fracturing. Also known as fracking, this particular technique creates ruptures that release oil or natural gas. KQED’s The Lowdown explores what this will mean for oil drillers, possible environmental concerns, and how it will impact not only California, but also the nation. Animated Explainer: What’s […]

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Do Now Round Up: High School Drop Out

Do Now Round-Ups | February 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Do Now Round Up: High School Drop Out

Last week’s Do Now looks that the high school drop out crisis in America. Students from all over the country presents reasons they felt their peers are dropping out. The conversation began with some grim statistics: More than 20 percent of California high school students drop out of school before graduation, according to 2009 state […]

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Do Now #46: Is the Death Penalty an Appropriate Form of Punishment?

Do Now | October 27, 2012 | 12 Comments

Do Now #46: Is the Death Penalty an Appropriate Form of Punishment?

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now Should prisoners convicted of the most violent crimes receive the death penalty? Tell us why or […]

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Do Now #35: Sin Taxes!

Do Now | June 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

Do Now #35: Sin Taxes!

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now Cigarettes, junk food and booze, oh my! Is it fair for the government to make you […]

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Do Now #23: Why Do So Many Students Drop Out of High School?

Do Now | March 9, 2012 | 2 Comments

Do Now #23: Why Do So Many Students Drop Out of High School?

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now More than one out of five high school students in California drop out of school. Answer […]

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