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May 2008

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
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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
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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
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Media Fairness? It’s in the Eye of the Beholder, National Annenberg Election Survey Data Show

Are the media being fair this campaign season? The answer is in the eye of the beholder. Supporters of the candidate who is doing well in public opinion at the time perceive press coverage as fair, whereas those supporting the opposition see it as lopsided. These perceptions, however, can change as quickly as public opinion
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