Student Voices

National Poll Workers

Students in Pittsburgh train and serve as observers in a local election, while students in Philadelphia conduct exit polls. [CC]


  1. Why is it important to vote?
  2. What are the different types of ballots and how are they used?
  3. What are some other ways to participate in the election process when you are not old enough to vote?


The Student Voices project looks at local governments, policy issues, and political campaigns to show you how you can get involved. These videos were produced by the.News for the Annenberg Center on Public Policy.

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National Summer Workers

Students working summer jobs need to learn about income tax withholding, deductions, and filing tax returns. [CC]


Philadelphia Voter Registration

A voter registration drive is conducted by students at Philadelphia's High School for the Creative and Performing Arts. [CC]


Philadelphia Web Dialogue

With the help of a local political scientist and journalist, students use an interactive web page to develop questions for a mayoral debate. [CC]


Pittsburgh Civics Fair

Students in Pittsburgh display civics projects conducted throughout the city during the school year. [CC]


Pittsburgh Web Dialogue

Oliver High School students conduct a question and answer session with U.S. Congressman Mike Doyle through an interactive web page. [CC]


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