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Maryland 3rd-graders at a crime scene camp

Students in Maryland attended a crime scene camp last month, and from this we can see why juries have noticed a “CSI Effect” and why students learn by participating in activities that put information into a context of something that’s important to them.





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Kansas board candidates scrutinized about evolution

In Kansas, where the whole creationism-evolution debate for our public schools began more than a decade ago, candidates for seats on the State Board of Education are being questioned about their beliefs and how they feel about changing the state’s biology curriculum for the sixth time since 1997.






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Converting units: mL to L, etc.

A state department of education, as a question on the public-release form of a statewide standardized test, released a question to the public in which…