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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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Teaching Math and Science: Are Students Being Prepared for the Technological Age?
Teaching math and science: Are students being prepared for the technological age?
JoanHennessy
Scott Hammond checks a math problem in his sixth-grade class in Hartland, Vt. Despite performance gains, American students continue to perform below students from many other countries. The National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century has called for dramatic improvements in math and science teaching. Scott's teacher participated in the statewide Vermont Math Initiative.

When Maria Santos was a fledgling high-school math teacher in San Francisco, the simplistic courses she taught constantly frustrated her.

“They had classes called fundamental math, general math, business math — any kind of math that wasn't college-preparatory math,” she recalls. “But I knew that high-school ...

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