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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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Cheating in Schools: Are High-Stakes Tests to Blame?

Cheating in schools: Are high-stakes tests to blame?

When half the students in an honors biology class at Annapolis High School — including five National Honor Society members — were caught cheating on a test last spring, senior Andrew Smith wasn't surprised.

“Cheating is very prevalent among high school students all around the country, not just at our school,” says Smith, the nation's only voting student school board member. After he asked the board to take a tough stand on cheating, it decided to do a student survey on the problem.

While cheating isn't new, the scope of the problem is. Throughout the 1990s, studies consistently found that more than 75 percent of college undergraduates had cheated at least once ...

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