■ By Mikhail Zinshteyn / EDSOURCE After hundreds of thousands of students nationwide walked out of their classrooms on March 14 to protest a mass shooting at a Parkland, Fl., high school, an open question hung over their discontent: Will the students channel this energy into political activism? In California, there’s new evidence that the answer could be yes. In the three weeks since the March walkouts, there’s been a surge in potential new voters with the pre-registration of 7,090 16 and 17-year-olds between March 14 and April 2. “The uptick in activity is undeniable,” said California Secretary of State Alex Padilla in an interview with EdSource. “Prior to the Parkland
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