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Congressional Art Competition

Arts | April 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Congressional Art Competition

This Friday, April 12, is the deadline for The Artistic Discovery Contest, an art competition initiated by Congressman Eric Swalwell that is open to all high school students in California’s 15th congressional district.

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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 #63: High School Dropout

Do Now | February 8, 2013 | 89 Comments

Do Now #63: High School Dropout

This week’s Do Now looks at the high school dropout crisis in America. We ask students why do teenagers drop out and whether they know of anyone. This post contains an introduction to the high school dropout issue along with some media from PBS NewsHour.

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Three Innovative Arts Education Resources

Arts | January 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Three Innovative Arts Education Resources

Check out three of our favorite resources focused on visual arts in education: Red Studio is the Museum of Modern’s Arts interactive and collaborative project with high school students in New York City. Exploring “issues and questions raised by teens about today’s modern art, working artists, and what goes on behind the scenes at a […]

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America Revealed in PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia | May 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

America Revealed in PBS LearningMedia

The PBS series, America Revealed, uses beautiful and breath-taking aerial photography to provide an otherwise unseen view of America. It uses original data visualizations to demonstrate how our systems work. Enhance your English, social studies, math, health, science, and environmental studies curriculum with video clips and supporting classroom materials in PBS LearningMedia from this thought […]

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Music Production in the Classroom

Arts | April 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Music Production in the Classroom

Please welcome digital media teacher Matt Koons to EdSpace. We met at a KQED Education event last fall, and I wanted to hear more about his students’ music production projects, which reminded me of our inspiring KQED Spark videos about young music-makers such as the students from they Bay Area Unity Music Project, and singer/songwriter […]

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We’ve Got A Crisis Here: Teachers Weigh in on High School Dropouts

News & Civics | March 14, 2012 | 2 Comments

We’ve Got A Crisis Here: Teachers Weigh in on High School Dropouts

Let’s begin with some numbers: Every year, roughly 1.3 million students in the U.S. drop out of high school. That’s 7,000 students each day. More than 20 percent of California high school students drop out of school before graduation* More than one third of California’s African American public high school students didn’t graduate* Roughly 27 […]

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KQED Science Youth Media Festival

6 -12 Science | February 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

KQED Science Youth Media Festival

Applications are now open for the 1st Annual KQED Science Youth Media Festival, hosted at California Academy of Sciences on June 10, 2012, 3-5pm. Deadline for submission: April 15, 2012 The theme for this year’s festival is Nature and Environmental Science. We are looking for videos produced by youth who are either in middle school […]

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Project Voicescape’s Fatima

Civics in the Community | September 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Project Voicescape’s Fatima

Usually, we hear about how teens should not give into peer pressure, but for Fatima, it was peer pressure that influenced her to apply to college. Her friends were the only support to keep her motivated and persevere through the challenges she faced at home. In her film Fatima, co-produced by William Tatlonghari and Eric […]

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Project VoiceScape’s We Need Help

Civics in the Community | August 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Project VoiceScape’s We Need Help

To Shaq, it was not an ordinary chemistry class at San Francisco’s Burton High School. That cold spring morning, he had a plan. He was going to film a drug scene in the middle of the lesson. He had his props ready – a small mirror, a dollar bill, and powdered sugar. He sat there […]

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