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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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Special Education: Do Students with Disabilities Get the Help They Need?

Special education: Do students with disabilities get the help they need?
Alex Wright, 3, who suffers from cerebral palsy, rides a Go-Bot to play “Ring Around the Rosie” at the University of California-Stanford University Health Care Rehabilitation Technology and Therapy Center in Palo Alto, Calif.

Rose, a bright-eyed fifth-grader living in a small Pacific Northwest town, is a high-achiever who wants to go to college and have a career. She was elected class secretary and has served on the student council.

But she is not your typical pony-tailed youngster. Rose has cerebral palsy. She cannot walk unassisted and has limited use of her hands. She uses a motorized wheelchair and special word-prediction software on her computer that ...

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