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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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Leave Your Politics at Home During the Olympics

Do Now Round-Ups | February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Leave Your Politics at Home During the Olympics

First held in 1896 in Athens, Greece to promote peace, The Olympics has served as a stage for politics in several instances. This past week, students discussed whether or not political issues should be raised at The Olympics in our #DoNowOlympics post. We asked students Is it cool to bring political issues to the Olympics? When there are strong tensions between nations or concerns over human rights violations, should those issues be left at the door in the spirit of international unity and competition, or should the Olympics be used as a worldwide stage to express political dissent and call attention to perceived injustices?

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Should the Olympics be a Stage for Political Dissent?

Do Now: Government and Civics | February 14, 2014 | 475 Comments

Should the Olympics be a Stage for Political Dissent?

At an International Olympic Committee ceremony held in early February before the start of the Sochi Olympics, IOC President Thomas Bach appealed to nations to leave their political differences at the door. Is it cool to bring political issues to the Olympics? When there are strong tensions between nations or concerns over human rights violations, should those issues be left at the door in the spirit of international unity and competition, or should the Olympics be used as a worldwide stage to express political dissent and call attention to perceived injustices?

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Why Can’t the Government Work Together?

Community Voices | October 16, 2013 | 2 Comments

Why Can’t the Government Work Together?

Last week, students from all over the nation debated about The Federal Government shutdown through the KQED Do Now project. They were asked who is to blame for the government shutdown? Amongst young folks, the discussion heavily favored the idea that the government work together, compormise, and get the government back in its normal operating mode. We did see a lot of back and forth debating where students played the blame game.

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Do Now #57: The President’s Cabinet

Do Now | January 11, 2013 | 29 Comments

Do Now #57: The President’s Cabinet

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 President’s Cabinet is a team of advisors who have run an executive department and have […]

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Do Now #48: Romney vs. Obama

Do Now | November 2, 2012 | 4 Comments

Do Now #48: Romney vs. Obama

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 number one issue in this election is the economy, and it can greatly affect your […]

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Do Now #44: Affirmative Action

Do Now | October 12, 2012 | 8 Comments

Do Now #44: Affirmative Action

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 In an attempt to have a more diverse student body, should universities be allowed to make […]

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Do Now Round Up: Grading the President

Do Now Round-Ups | October 8, 2012 | 2 Comments

Do Now Round Up: Grading the President

Do Now #41 looks at President Obama’s first term and asks students to grade his performance. See the story below, at the top of our Storify Round-Up. View how students think about President Obama’s work in the White House and whether he has done well or what he could have done better.

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Do Now #1: Remembering 9/11

Do Now | September 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

Do Now #1: Remembering 9/11

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 remember about the day of September 11, 2001? Consider one of these follow-up […]

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