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Teenagers volunteer at a higher rate than adults do, and their involvement is on the rise, a new publication from Independent Sector concludes.
It is a bright and balmy afternoon in Boston, a welcome change of pace after the seemingly endless winter the city has endured.
American-history textbooks raise unique content problems since they are official portraits of our country's past, purchased by governments and assigned to the students who will one day participate in government by consent.
Through the passage of the America Act, national education standards are here. To believers, they are an imperative-a lifeboat in a sea of mediocrity that has swept through our school system. To doubters, they are a reality to look upon with suspicion--a first step to a national curriculum and legislated learning. Whether viewed as hope or threat, they represent a new federalism in education.
FOUNDATION SUPPORT: Coverage of specific topics in Education Week is supported in part by grants from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the CME Group Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the NoVo Foundation, the Noyce Foundation, the Raikes Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation. The newspaper retains sole editorial control over the content of the articles that are underwritten by the foundations. Additional grants in support of Editorial Projects in Education’s data journalism and video capacity come from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and the Schott Foundation for Public Education. (Updated 1/1/2017)

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