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Apply to the KQED Do Now Working Group for Fall 2014

Apply to the KQED Do Now Working Group for Fall 2014 | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
KQED Education is looking for highly engaged educators who are interested in integrating innovative pedagogical approaches to learning where students can connect, collaborate, and debate with their peers from around the country on current events.
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Fields Medal mathematics prize won by woman for first time in its history

Fields Medal mathematics prize won by woman for first time in its history | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Maryam Mirzakhani, who was born and raised in Iran, has been awarded the highest honour a mathematician can attain
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Catholic school kids protest against asylum seeker policies

Catholic school kids protest against asylum seeker policies | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Catholic schools across Sydney are taking a stand against children in detention, which they say violates basic human rights and is inconsistent with their Christian values.
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Poll reveals waning interest in politics, democracy

Poll reveals waning interest in politics, democracy | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Most Australians no longer think it matters which party is in government according to a new study.
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Where Australia's immigrants were born: Sydney | SBS World News

Where Australia's immigrants were born: Sydney | SBS World News | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
SBS World News Australia - bringing you the global & national news that matters. Watch SBS ONE 6.30pm nightly and 10.30pm Mon-Fri, listen at 6am & 6pm Mon-Fri.
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Editor's Note: An Apology To Our Readers

Editor's Note: An Apology To Our Readers | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
What we're doing about an episode of plagiarism.
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Is the Pope Catholic or communist when he speaks out on poverty?

Is the Pope Catholic or communist when he speaks out on poverty? | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
A blog in The Economist recently accused Pope Francis of following the founder of the Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin, in adopting an “ultra-radical line” on capitalism. The blog, “Francis, capitalism and…
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Literature Circles: A Student-Centered Approach to Literacy

Literature Circles: A Student-Centered Approach to Literacy | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Why do our students come to school? Yes, yes, of course because they have to, but why else? Is it because of you? Is it because of the mind-bending lectures we give? If you asked Michael Kahn (see his…
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bulb | App Smashes and Flows: Choose Your Own iAdventure

bulb | App Smashes and Flows: Choose Your Own iAdventure | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Ideas and resources for student products created on the iPad. For more integration ideas, visit mooreti.edublogs.org
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The Forgotten History Of A Canadian Town's Experiment With Guaranteed Income - disinformation

The Forgotten History Of A Canadian Town's Experiment With Guaranteed Income - disinformation | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
A town in Canada tried the simplest method to end the ills associated with poverty: give everyone a minimum sum of money. Via the Dominion: Try to imagine a town where the government paid each of the residents a living income, regardless of who they were and what they did. For a four-year period in …
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Talkin' 'bout a generation: understanding youth and change

Talkin' 'bout a generation: understanding youth and change | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Making sense of what is happening in our own time requires sharp thinking. Today, however, catch-phrases and clichés abound. More specifically we rely on cliches about generations. Journalists, bestselling…
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Kumi Naidoo: my five lessons in civil disobedience

Kumi Naidoo: my five lessons in civil disobedience | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
From anti-apartheid protests, to scaling Arctic oil rings, the head of Greenpeace shares his experience of peaceful resistance
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The Secret Side of the Web Is Home to Heroes, Not Just Crooks | Opinion | WIRED

The Secret Side of the Web Is Home to Heroes, Not Just Crooks | Opinion | WIRED | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
The Deep Web is not all about drugs, guns and porn. There's a lot of altruism to be found there, too.
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Apply to the KQED Do Now Working Group for Fall 2014

Apply to the KQED Do Now Working Group for Fall 2014 | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
KQED Education is looking for highly engaged educators who are interested in integrating innovative pedagogical approaches to learning where students can connect, collaborate, and debate with their peers from around the country on current events.
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When a Form 5 student’s Facebook ‘Like’ leads to sedition probe - The Malaysian Insider

When a Form 5 student’s Facebook ‘Like’ leads to sedition probe - The Malaysian Insider | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
A Form 5 student in Penang is being investigated under the Sedition Act after he
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Some thoughts about class in Australia

Some thoughts about class in Australia | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
During a recent interview, a journalist pulled me up for using the c-word. “Class?” she asked with lifted eyebrow. “What do you mean?”
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New Zealand: the other half of the Anzac legend

New Zealand: the other half of the Anzac legend | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
As the centenary of the Gallipoli landings approaches Australians need to consider the other half of the ANZAC acronym. The rise of Anzac Day as Australia’s national day has been paralleled by the increasing…
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How did the first world war actually end? | Paul Mason | Paul Mason

How did the first world war actually end? | Paul Mason | Paul Mason | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
I've tried this quiz question again and again on highly educated people and, even once they know the answer, there are looks of "does not compute".
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Teachers sue over having to lease laptops from Education Department

Teachers sue over having to lease laptops from Education Department | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Victorian teachers who leased notebook computers from the Education Department could be repaid hundreds of dollars if their union wins a court case.
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SDP: Why do we do this to our children?

SDP: Why do we do this to our children? | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
www.therealsingapore.com | An online community that provides media coverage without censorship.
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It’s harder to be a poor student in the U.S. than in Russia

It’s harder to be a poor student in the U.S. than in Russia | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
It isn't easy to be a disadvantaged high school student anywhere, but the U.S. education system appears to be particularly unkind to its less privileged youth.
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The facts about ‘boat people’ – The government and media are lying

The facts about ‘boat people’ – The government and media are lying | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
The facts about ‘boat people’ – The government and media are lying is a title that perfectly sums up the emphasis in this guest post by Glenn Murray. This was first published on Glenn's blog in
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What should Labor stand for? | Inside Story

What should Labor stand for? | Inside Story | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
The best way forward for Labor doesn’t fit well with structures inherited from the past, writes Geoff Gallop
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Joe Hockey: all's fair in welfare and budgets

Joe Hockey: all's fair in welfare and budgets | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
When it comes to the statistics on inequality and welfare dependence, it all depends on how you look at it
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The Catholic Church Is In A Crisis Right Now, And 3 Nuns Are Responsible

The Catholic Church Is In A Crisis Right Now, And 3 Nuns Are Responsible | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Things that matter. Pass 'em on.
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