Featured Media Resource: [VIDEO] “Why This Seattle Teacher Is Leading Opposition to ‘Excessive Testing'” (PBS NewsHour) Public debate over the merits of standardized testing is nothing new, but the number of students choosing to opt out of the tests grew over the past year in places like Seattle. In September, Seattle school teachers went on … Continue reading Has Standardized Testing in the U.S. Gone Too Far? →
The death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray while in police custody in Baltimore has sparked a series of protests and nationwide conversation on the relationship between community and police. How should Baltimore move forward?
For thousands of students across the country, high school graduation day is approaching—but for others, certain roadblocks can make it difficult to obtain a degree. What does high school graduation mean to you?
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 #DoNowWomen For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now What steps should we take to end violence against women? Introduction A new report from the … Continue reading How Can We End Violence Against Women? →
Brian Williams has been suspended without pay for six months from his anchor chair at NBC Nightly News after it was revealed that he lied about an incident that he said happened in Iraq. Why is it important for journalists to be truthful?
Wednesday's attack at the Paris office of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo is thought to have been the work of killers who believe cartoons can be so offensive that they justified the murder of 12 people. When should free speech be protected and why?
The World Cup. The Michael Brown shooting. Scotland’s bid for independence. The war in Gaza. The advance of ISIL through Syria and Iraq. 2014 has brought many events that have forever changed the world and whose effects will reverberate for years to come. What events had the most impact on the world in 2014? Why?
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?
The upcoming midterm elections on Nov. 4 have drawn renewed attention to the importance of the youth vote as well as the challenges that youth voters face. Why is it important for young people to vote?
The recent spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa has left the international community scrambling to handle what has become its largest outbreak ever. What are the challenges of fighting Ebola, and how can the international community overcome them?
Over a month ago, the radical Islamist Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped more than 300 girls in Chibok village in the northeast part of the country. Do you think the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls is making a difference in the kidnapping case of more than 200 Nigerian school girls?
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 #DoNowCampaign For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now Is money a corrupting influence on politics, or merely an expression of free speech? Should there … Continue reading Should Donors to Political Campaigns Be Allowed to Give in Unlimited Amounts? →
When do people have the right to overthrow their democratically elected government? What risks does Ukraine face by overthrowing its democratically elected leader? When does a foreign country receive the right to interfere in another country's internal affairs?