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Zero Tolerance Policies Are Too Harsh

Do Now Round-Ups | January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Zero Tolerance Policies Are Too Harsh

How much discipline is too much discipline? Last week, students across the nation discussed the benefits and harm behind disciplinary actions on students in school, particularly ones based on the zero tolerance policy in our #DoNowDiscipline post.

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Videos for Observing Patterns in Nature

K-5 Science | June 6, 2013 | 1 Comment

Videos for Observing Patterns in Nature

Working with pattern blocks, tangrams, and 3D shapes are part of every elementary teacher’s geometry curriculum. But have you ever gone outdoors and observed nature’s design? The natural world is filled with geometric patterns. The sunflower, pine cone, and pineapple are examples where you’ll see the Fibonnaci sequence. Lightning, arteries, and river deltas are examples […]

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Youth Rise Up at the BAYMN Media Festival

Bay Area Youth Media Network | November 8, 2012 | 2 Comments

Youth Rise Up at the BAYMN Media Festival

On a beautiful fall Saturday in Oakland, students, educators and families filled the Kaiser Center’s 400-seat theater to watch 20 compelling youth-produced films that focused on social change and the high school dropout crisis. The Rise to the Occasion Youth Media Festival was organized by KQED, along with other members of the Bay Area Youth […]

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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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