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It's Election Season! See How You Can Use Computational Thinking in Your Virtual Classroom

By Dana Johnson, Instructional Specialist at West Orange Elementary School, Orange Unified School District
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Between the 2020 Census and impending presidential election, this is an important year for civic events. With many students still learning from home due to the pandemic, teachers may be wondering how to appropriately facilitate discussions about politics.

Election 2020: A Test for American Democracy, and a Test for American Business

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By: Aron Cramer, President and CEO, BSR

American democracy is facing an immense test in 2020. This is also a test for American business.

[GET THE GUIDE] Civic Engagement: Purpose Over Politics

3 ways any company can empower their people in the 2020 U.S. election
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Mixing business and politics doesn’t have to be risky if the goal is engagement and inclusion, not taking sides. Companies can be pro-people and pro-democracy without being partisan. And there’s nothing more democratic than engaging people in empowered ways that help them learn, stay informed, exercise their right to vote and take sustained action on the issues that matter to them.

This nonpartisan guide can help you empower your people to take civic action. Here’s what’s inside:

The Expanded Role of Companies in Empowering Civic Action

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Ways to build an inclusive culture that inspires your people to get informed, take civic action and make their vote count.

New Content From Discovery Education Educates Students on the Coronavirus, Encourages Civic Participation, Unlocks the Periodic Table, and More

New Content Available in Discovery Education Experience and the Science and Social Studies Techbooks Helps Educators Engage Students in a Wide Variety of Important Topics
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SILVER SPRING, Md., March 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Discovery Education – the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms – today announced the addition of hundreds of new assets to its award-winning digital services.

Steve Almond: How to Take Back the White House in 2020

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What can all the money in the world buy you? Thanks to the Beatles, we already know it’s not love, but could it perhaps buy you the most powerful office in the world? We may have an answer to this question as early as Super Tuesday, as one of the wealthiest humans on the planet attempts to buy the US presidency. This week on Sea Change Radio, we talk to author Steve Almond about the state of the Democratic primary.

Steve Phillips: How Democrats Take the Senate in 2020

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This week on Sea Change Radio, we are talking with civil rights lawyer Steve Phillips, the author of Brown is the New White and the host of the Democracy In Color podcast. He lends his expertise as we discuss what it will take for Democrats to regain control of the Senate, analyze races in Texas, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine and Arizona, and tear apart the Democratic establishment’s long-held belief that in order to win, the party must focus persuasion efforts on white, moderate Democrats.

Facebook – Another Moral Dilemma

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by Francis G. Coleman, CBIS (recently retired after 32 years)

A Pew Research study revealed that social media is king when it comes to the news. In the US, 72 percent of millennials read the news via their Facebook, Twitter feed, and other social networking sites. Only 21 percent of people aged 50+ do the same. The older generation predominantly consumes news via their television.

Benevity Labs Report: Of the People, by the People, for the People

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Benevity examined three years of workplace giving data to see whether the social issues everyone is talking about are the same issues people are taking action on. While the data shows that these topics make up less than 10% of overall giving, they also represent the largest spikes in giving immediately following politically charged events.

What does this mean for companies?

What’s Next on a Random Walk Down Facebook Lane

by Francis G. Coleman, Executive Vice President, CBIS
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“Sometimes data behaves unethically…an algorithm that draws its lessons from the present reality can’t be counted on to improve the course of the future on its own.”  – Antonio Garcia-Martinez, a former Facebook employee

We have officially entered the twilight zone.

As we have been speeding quickly along the information highway, enjoying our newfound access to information at breakneck speed and sometime encountering some speed bumps, never was it anticipated that humanity would get in the way.

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