Philadelphia Student Voices 2008 Civics Fair Winners Announced

 Students representing nearly a dozen schools from across the School District of Philadelphia gathered at the University of Pennsylvania’s Hall of Flags Tuesday to present civics projects on topics ranging from global warming to the gun violence plaguing the city. The projects were the culmination of work the high school seniors had done in their

Public Service Ads Win Bronze Telly Awards

For the second year, public service announcements promoting HIV awareness among young African-Americans have been singled out for honors.  The three ads encourage young people in high-risk cities to resist peer pressure to have sex and to consider the impact that a sexually transmitted disease can have on one’s future. The ads were produced by

Student Voices at Philadelphia’s Central High Receives $100,000 Award

The Student Voices program at Philadelphia’s Central High School, led by teachers Stan Levy, William Graham and Michael Horwits, has been recognized with a $100,000 award to further civic engagement among students and communities. Central is one of seven schools nationwide to receive the award. The awards were presented by AARP, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary

Public Sees Different Strengths and Weaknesses in Democratic Contenders

After two months of controversies surrounding statements made by Democratic candidates Illinois Sen. Barack Obama and New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, Sen. Clinton maintains an edge among Democrats on the character traits of experience, strong leadership, patriotism and judgment. Democrats see Sen. Obama as stronger on the traits “trustworthy” and “saying what he/she believes.” Democrats

No Spinning This: FactCheck and FactCheckED Garner Three Webby Awards

Annenberg Political Fact Check (www.FactCheck.org) and its offspring, FactCheckED (www.FactCheckED.org), have been named winners in the 12th Annual Webby Awards competition, it was announced today. FactCheck.org was named the best political website by the Webby judges, and also garnered a People’s Voice Webby, which is awarded based on voting by web users worldwide. FactCheckED received