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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:

A pro/con box that examines two competing sides of a single question; A detailed chronology of key dates and events; An annotated bibliography that includes Web resources; An outlook section that addresses possible regulation and initiatives from Capitol Hill and the White House over the next 5 to 10 years; Photos, charts, graphs, and maps

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Bullying: Are Schools Doing Enough to Stop the Problem?

Bullying: Are schools doing enough to stop the problem?

Bullies made sixth grade a “living hell” for Jacob Rubin, an honor student in Oakland, Calif., but he kept silent. The daily insults gave him stomachaches and affected his grades, but it was only after several boys beat him up that his mother finally realized what had been happening.1

  • Chris and Kim Brancato also finally realized their 12-year-old son had been suffering in silence from savage bullying at his middle school in Fork Union, Va., when they saw marks around his neck from a suicide attempt.2
  • At Tonganoxie Junior High in Kansas, bullies who targeted a quiet seventh-grade boy even wrote their taunts on classroom blackboards. After three years of ...
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