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20 Educational Web Tools For Young Voters - Edudemic

20 Educational Web Tools For Young Voters - Edudemic | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

The only thing I don't see listed here is that brilliant NYTimes interactive, Paths to the White House. So here's that one, too:  http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/11/02/us/politics/paths-to-the-white-house.html

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Civic Education Found Lacking in Most States

Civic Education Found Lacking in Most States | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

"The 2012 presidential election and many other state and local races are only a few weeks away, but schools are not doing much to promote student interest in the elections or provide civic education more broadly, says new research.

According to a report released today from the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, CIRCLE, only eight states have standardized tests specifically in civics and U.S. government at the high school level, and Ohio and Virginia are the only two that require students to pass them in order to graduate. (Civic education is defined as coursework in civics, government, and U.S. government.)"

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Mitt Romney at Education Nation — transcript

Mitt Romney at Education Nation — transcript | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Mitt Romney says he probably wouldn’t ban teachers strikes — and a lot more in NBC interview.
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Jeb Bush: How shopping for milk is like choosing a school

Jeb Bush: How shopping for milk is like choosing a school | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

To those of you who are trying to keep your blood pressure under control by enacting a full media blackout from now until November, I apologize.  In addition to Valerie Strauss' reaction to Jeb Bush's condemnation of the hard work we do every day, there's a link here to the full text of the speech.

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How Statistician Nate Silver Threw A Wrench Into Traditional Election Metrics

How Statistician Nate Silver Threw A Wrench Into Traditional Election Metrics | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Sports and politics both have billions of dollars at stake, engender profound emotions and revolve around larger-than-life individuals. And they both share a culture of data devoted to making predicting future results more accurate than ever.

Apparently there's some math involved.

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School Choice: A Subject Both Candidates Support : NPR

The right to choose the school you want your child to attend has been the subject of court battles and bitter political debates.
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President Obama interview for Education Nation — transcript

President Obama interview for Education Nation — transcript | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
President Obama talks about unions and other issues in an NBC interview on education.
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