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Are Students Being Prepared for the Technological Age?; Can AP and IB Programs Raise U.S. High-School Achievement?; Do Teachers Assign Too Much Homework?

These are just a few of the provocative questions posed in Issues in K-12 Education. This engaging reader allows students to see an issue from all sides and to think critically about topics that matter to them. Classroom discussion will never be dull again!

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In the tradition of nonpartisanship and current analysis that is the hallmark of CQ Press, CQ Researcher readers investigate important and controversial policy issues. Offer your students the balanced reporting, complete overviews, and engaging writing that CQ Researcher has consistently provided for more than 80 years. Each article gives substantial background and analysis of a particular issue as well as useful pedagogical features to inspire critical thinking and to help students grasp and review key material:

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AP and IB Programs: Can They Raise U.S. High-School Achievement?

AP and IB programs: Can they raise U.S. high-school achievement?

In Pflugerville, Texas, outside Austin, high-school senior Joshua Garza gets a $5 gift card every time he attends an after-class review session for his Advanced Placement (AP) calculus class. If he passes the standardized exam in May, he'll receive $100, and possible college credit.* And his calculus teacher will get an extra $100 for each student who passes.1

Garza has taken five AP classes in high school, but so far he has tried only one exam, which he didn't pass. But he's not in it for the money or even the college credit; he wanted the challenge. “AP classes prepare me for more rigorous classes in college,” ...

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