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Are Schools Teaching Sex Ed Too Late?

Do Now | February 7, 2014 | 117 Comments

Are Schools Teaching Sex Ed Too Late?

Given evidence that many girls and boys are physically maturing faster than previous decades, do you think schools should start sex-ed at a younger age? When is the right time to start talking to kids about their changing bodies, and what are the best ways to have that conversation? Who should educate kids about puberty — parents or schools or both?

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School Is Not To Blame for Obesity, Our Culture Embraces Unhealthy Eating

Do Now Round-Ups | October 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

School Is Not To Blame for Obesity, Our Culture Embraces Unhealthy Eating

Last week, students from all over the nation debated about the nutritional value of school lunch and whether it is a contributing factor to obesity. On KQED Do Now, they were asked, does the school cafeteria provide students with a healthy lunch?

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Can School Lunches Contribute to Obesity?

Do Now | October 11, 2013 | 17 Comments

Can School Lunches Contribute to Obesity?

The Office of the Surgeon General states in “The Surgeon General’s Vision for a Healthy and Fit Nation” that healthy lifestyle habits, including healthy eating and physical activity, can lower the risk of becoming obese and developing obesity related diseases. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s website states that schools play a particularly critical role by establishing a safe and supportive environment with policies and practices that support healthy behaviors. Schools also provide opportunities for students to learn about and practice healthy eating and physical activity behaviors.

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We Have a Right to Health Care…But Who Will Foot the Bill?

Community Voices | September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

We Have a Right to Health Care…But Who Will Foot the Bill?

Last week, students from all over the nation debated about Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) through the KQED Do Now project. They were asked if health care should be a basic human right, and whether all people, regardless of wealth, should have access to quality health care. Amongst young folks, the discussion went back and forth on the issue. We received over 1,500 responses from students. Many chose to articulate their ideas through the representation of an internet meme.

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Is Health Care a Human Right?

Do Now | September 20, 2013 | 118 Comments

Is Health Care a Human Right?

Open enrollment in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace, popularly known as Obamacare, begins October 1, meaning that people will soon be able to sign up for government-subsidized health insurance programs. Since the plan was first introduced, the ACA has been highly controversial, with supporters saying it is a major step towards universal health care, and detractors saying it is a major government overreach.

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Selling Obamacare to California’s Immigrant Communities

ESL Insights | July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Selling Obamacare to California’s Immigrant Communities

Mina Kim, KQED’s health reporter for the California Report, covered this important issue for ESL communities. She poses the question: “In a state as diverse as California, what will it take to sell Obamacare to ethnic communities where English is a second language?”

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Do Now #79: Saving the Honey Bees

Do Now | May 7, 2013 | 2 Comments

Do Now #79: Saving the Honey Bees

Since 2006, honey bees have been dying at an alarming rate. The event, called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has killed about one third of all honey bees within the US. We depend on honey bees to pollinate crops that we eat every day—apples, cucumbers, blueberries, broccoli, onions, pumpkins, carrots, avocados, almonds, strawberries, soybeans, watermelon, and more. The bees’ services are estimated to be worth $20-30 billion in agricultural production annually in the US alone.

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Do Now #56: Concussions in Sports

6 -12 Science | January 8, 2013 | 6 Comments

Do Now #56: Concussions in Sports

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 professional and amateur sports have stricter rules to prevent injuries like concussions? Why or why […]

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Work Voices 6 – Paweena Lizarraga, Lab Assistant

Post-Secondary ESL | July 14, 2012 | 6 Comments

Work Voices 6 – Paweena Lizarraga, Lab Assistant

Download Educators’ Activities Here Transcript (English) Transcript (Spanish) Paweena Lizarraga came to the USA from Thailand in 2006 and trained at City College of San Francisco on the Bridge to Biotech program where she received her laboratory certification. She explains that this one year course offers the necessary mathematics and science to prepare her for […]

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Work Voices 5 – Carlos Garcia, Health Interpreter

Post-Secondary ESL | June 20, 2012 | 2 Comments

Work Voices 5 – Carlos Garcia, Health Interpreter

Download Educators’ Activities Here Transcript (English) Transcript (Spanish) Meet Carlos Garcia, from Nicaragua, who works as a certified health interpreter. Carlos Garcia describes how he chose his career. While in hospital undergoing treatment, he helped translate for a fellow patient who did not speak English and couldn’t communicate with the doctors and hospital staff. He […]

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