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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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Single-Sex Education: Do All-Boy and All-Girl Schools Enhance Learning?
Single-sex education: Do all-boy and all-girl schools enhance learning?
KennethJost

Parents, friends and guests strain for a clear view as the graduates file in, resplendent in white academic gowns. Some of the members of this New York City high school class of 2002 are smiling broadly. Others are more solemn as the familiar strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” waft through the packed auditorium.

With the audience seated and the welcome delivered, the 34 graduates are introduced one by one in a slide show, along with the names of the colleges that all but one of the seniors will be attending in the fall.

The college acceptance record is unique for a New York City public school in one of the ...

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