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How Much Should Minimum Wage Be in Your Area?

Do Now | March 22, 2014 | 450 Comments

How Much Should Minimum Wage Be in Your Area?

What is an appropriate minimum wage for where you live? In other words, what is the basic amount of pay per hour that a worker in your city would need to earn in order to make ends meet.

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Restarting Your Career with Upwardly Global – Monica’s Story

ESL Insights | April 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Restarting Your Career with Upwardly Global – Monica’s Story

By Mary Voelbel Monica came to the US in 2006 from Columbia with a Masters degree in Child Abuse Prevention and years of experience in public health. Originally an ESL student, she spent 5 years working minimum wage jobs until she learned about Upwardly Global and how to rebuild her career. “El que persevera alcanza” […]

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Do Now #70: Equal Playing Field for Women

Do Now | March 22, 2013 | 167 Comments

Do Now #70: Equal Playing Field for Women

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 Does our culture foster an equal playing field for women? If not, how can the circumstances […]

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Do Now #65: The Bottom Line (A Minimum Wage)

Do Now | February 22, 2013 | 76 Comments

Do Now #65: The Bottom Line (A Minimum Wage)

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 there be a minimum wage? Is it time to raise the federal minimum wage? How […]

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Work Voices 3 – Rita Cai, Dental Assistant

Post-Secondary ESL | May 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Work Voices 3 – Rita Cai, Dental Assistant

Download Educators’ Activities Here Transcript (English) Transcript (Spanish) Rita Cai is from China and describes how she learned English at Milpitas Adult School, and then went on to train as a medical assistant, eventually finding work as a dental assistant. She explains that she made this choice because she could not find work as a […]

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