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How Can President Obama and the GOP Congress Work Together?

Do Now | November 14, 2014 | 334 Comments

How Can President Obama and the GOP Congress Work Together?

This month’s election brought sweeping victories for the Republican party, who secured control of the Senate, retained control of the U.S. House of Representatives, and made numerous gains in local and state governments. What are the challenges of a divided government?

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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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KQED at Teachers 4 Social Justice Conference

Conferences | October 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

KQED at Teachers 4 Social Justice Conference

   Each year hundreds of educators both locally and nationally gather to network, explore empowering learning environments and develop a professional learning community at the Teaching for Social Justice– The Politics of Pedagogy Conference taking place Saturday, October 12th at Mission High School in San Francisco. KQED News Education Editor Mathew Green will be facilitating a […]

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Is Dr. Martin Luther King’s Dream a Reality Today?

Do Now | August 23, 2013 | 226 Comments

Is Dr. Martin Luther King’s Dream a Reality Today?

August 28, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, where 250,000 peaceful demonstrators of all racial and socio-economic backgrounds filled the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to show their support for equal treatment for African Americans under the law, and equal access to good jobs.

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Do Now #41: Grade the President

Do Now | September 29, 2012 | 38 Comments

Do Now #41: Grade the President

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 The presidential election is right around the corner, so it’s time to grade the president. President […]

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Do You Have ID?

ESL Project Highlights | August 14, 2012 | 4 Comments

Do You Have ID?

In a close presidential election, the new state voter ID laws could have a real effect. In the presidential election this year, some states will require that voters show a photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport, to be eligible to vote. What is more, the address on the ID needs to match […]

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Do Now #19: Designed by Apple in California Assembled in China

Do Now | February 10, 2012 | 2 Comments

Do Now #19: Designed by Apple in California Assembled in China

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 Apple build the iPhone here? Why or why not? Introduction Apple is a company that […]

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Do Now #15: Deal with Debt

Do Now | January 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Do Now #15: Deal with Debt

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 What should Congress do about our national debt? Should the pain fall on the wealthiest Americans […]

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Do Now #7: Occupy Wall Street

Do Now | October 21, 2011 | 58 Comments

Do Now #7: Occupy Wall Street

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 What do you think the Occupy Wall Street protests are all about? Do you sympathize or […]

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