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Mining the Moon Could Open a Can of Worms Here on Earth

Do Now Round-Ups | March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mining the Moon Could Open a Can of Worms Here on Earth

Space has sparked our curiosity, inspiring us to create new technologies to explore and help us understand a world beyond Earth. Could mining the moon be the next adventure? In our #DoNowMoon post, we asked students What do you think is the most important scientific or ethical concern to consider about mining the moon? Why? How should private companies that venture into space exploration be regulated?

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We Need to Teach Sex Ed at an Earlier Age

Do Now Round-Ups | February 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

We Need to Teach Sex Ed at an Earlier Age

Last week, students across the nation discussed when and by whom sexual education should be taught to kids in our #DoNowSexEd post. We asked students 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?

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My Life on Television is Less Than Desireable

Do Now Round-Ups | February 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

My Life on Television is Less Than Desireable

In our modern culture, the chances of the person sitting next to you having fifteen minutes of fame at some point in life has increased. In our #DoNowRealityTV post, we asked students Has reality television affected your perspective on privacy? Would you allow a camera crew to document your everyday existence? Why or why not?

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If I Were King or Queen of the Universe, My Legacy Would Be…

Community Voices | February 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

If I Were King or Queen of the Universe, My Legacy Would Be…

Everyone wants to leave behind a mark on the world. For the past two weeks, students discussed what they wanted to be remembered for or what ways they wished to impact the world in our #DoNowLegacy post. Inspired by the Cyrus Cylinder exhibition, Art School featured artist Ala Ebtekar worked with students at the Asian Art Museum by asking them to discuss what they would engrave on their own Cylinder.

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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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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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Project VoiceScape: The Skin I’m In

Civics in the Community | October 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Project VoiceScape: The Skin I’m In

For eighth-grader Roberta Stromas, the school playground had been a source of pain and anguish. On several occasions, her peers would not include her while hanging out, playing games or even sharing. This had all been attributed to the color of her skin. Roberta is African American and in the past her friends have had […]

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