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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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Religion in Schools: Should the Courts Allow More Spiritual Expression?

Religion in schools: Should the courts allow more spiritual expression?

To the delight of Christian activists, religion made a comeback in schools across the country last year:

  • Volunteers visited elementary schools in Vest, Ky, to give Bible lessons.
  • Gideons International distributed free Bibles at Hope Sullivan Elementary School in Southhaven, Miss.
  • Indiana legislators approved a bill allowing schools to post the Ten Commandments.
  • Etowah County High School in Alabama featured public prayers before football games.

Advocates of prayer before football games show their support last Sept. 1, at Santa Fe High School stadium in Texas. The vigil occurred at the first home game following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last June banning student-led prayer over loud speakers at football games.

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