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Issues in K-12 Education is now available through CourseSmart. Request an online exam copy today.

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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Fixing Urban Schools: Has No Child Left Behind Helped Minority Students?
Fixing urban schools: Has no child left behind helped minority students?
MarciaClemmitt

“I didn't go to school much in elementary, and they saw me as a bad girl” who skipped class, says Jeanette, a Houston high-school student who dropped out several times but is struggling to get a diploma. After her parents divorced when she was in grade school, she fell into a pattern typical of urban students, repeatedly “switching schools,” sometimes living with her mother, sometimes her father and sometimes with an aunt who “didn't make us go to school” at all.1

In middle school, Jeanette began taking drugs but later got involved in sports, which motivated her to try, sometimes successfully, to keep up her ...

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