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How can we change things so that there is no “next Michael Brown?”

Do Now | September 5, 2014 | 390 Comments

How can we change things so that there is no “next Michael Brown?”

On August 9, 2014, black teenager Michael Brown was shot and killed by white police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was unarmed at the time of his death. How can we, as students and young people, change things so that there is no “next Michael Brown?”

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Should Felons Have the Right to Vote?

Do Now | February 28, 2014 | 459 Comments

Should Felons Have the Right to Vote?

Most states don’t allow prisoners to vote, and some even permanently disenfranchise felons after their release. Should felons have the right to vote, and at what point?

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Dear MLK, Racial Discrimination Still Exists

Do Now Round-Ups | January 31, 2014 | 1 Comment

Dear MLK, Racial Discrimination Still Exists

Last week, students across the nation discussed what Martin Luther King Jr. would think of society today in our #DoNowMLK post. We asked students If Martin Luther King walked through your community today, do you think he’d be satisfied with the way things are? What specific things would he be happy or dissatisfied with?

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Do Now #39: To Suspend or Expel…Or Not, That’s the Question?

Do Now | September 21, 2012 | 36 Comments

Do Now #39: To Suspend or Expel…Or Not, That’s the Question?

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 Are students suspended regularly at your school? Do you think they deserved it? Are there more […]

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Project VoiceScape: The Skin I’m In

Civics in the Community | October 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Project VoiceScape: The Skin I’m In

For eighth-grader Roberta Stromas, the school playground had been a source of pain and anguish. On several occasions, her peers would not include her while hanging out, playing games or even sharing. This had all been attributed to the color of her skin. Roberta is African American and in the past her friends have had […]

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