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Friday, March 14, 2014 9:37 AM

Life without oil

Life Without Oil–How would our world change if we ran out of oil tomorrow?

With a heavy reliance on non-renwable energy resource like oil, the world is in a precarious position. Alternatives to oil use will be necessary at some point in humanity's timeline.


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Friday, March 14, 2014 9:36 AM

Corporate Sponsorship

This School Brought to You by...:Corporate Sponsorship– Should corprations sponsor schools?

In a time of budget cuts and fudning concerns, corporate sponsorship of schools sound like a good idea. But in return for the monetary support, logos and products could be splashed across the buildings and community. And if the company's product isless than healthy (sodas or other sugary snacks), what message is conveyed to the students and families?

 


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Friday, March 14, 2014 9:36 AM

Pizza and French Fries for Lunch

Pizza and French Fries for Lunch: Student Health–How much responsibility for student nutrition and exercise should fall on schools?

With childhood obesity on the rise, schools have been called to help address this issue. But sometimes school programs and facilities are in direct conflict with this concern. When developing programs and policies to improve the health of students, enviromental influences that undermine efforst to improve studnet health behaviors must be addressed in some ways.

 

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Friday, March 14, 2014 9:36 AM

Break the Cycle

Break the Cycle: Poverty–What can be done to help children of poverty break the poverty cycle?

Reform is often a key topic during election season, and in recent years the focus has been on welfare reform–getting people out of poverty, off of welfare, and into jobs. Yet, the cycle continues, andmore people live under the poverty line.

 

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Friday, March 14, 2014 9:35 AM

Equitable School Funding

Equitable School Funding– How can school districts best achieve equitable funding and how do states best pay for such reforms?

The exclusion of an educations clause in the U.S. Constitution has resulted in the subsequent creation of state-based and state-controlled systems of public education and, with them, state-specific school funding plans. Reaserch on these systems reveals that no two systems are the same (Augenblick, 2001) with each reflecting the unique evolution of these plans with the context of each state's unique history. In an age when a student educated in one region my grow up, work, and raise a family anywhere in the country, it is not unreasonable to assure that an excellent and equitable education is accessible to all.


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Friday, March 14, 2014 9:35 AM

Equitable School Funding

Equitable School Funding– How can school districts best achieve equitable funding and how do states best pay for such reforms?

The exclusion of an educations clause in the U.S. Constitution has resulted in the subsequent creation of state-based and state-controlled systems of public education and, with them, state-specific school funding plans. Reaserch on these systems reveals that no two systems are the same (Augenblick, 2001) with each reflecting the unique evolution of these plans with the context of each state's unique history. In an age when a student educated in one region my grow up, work, and raise a family anywhere in the country, it is not unreasonable to assure that an excellent and equitable education is accessible to all.


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Friday, March 14, 2014 9:34 AM

Book Banning

Book Banning: Censorship–What are the dangers when restraints are imposed on the availability of information in a free society?

Many books have found their way onto the American Library Associations' annual banned book list. The list of reasons is long and varied, demonstrating the diversity of questions and concerns of Americans. How soes book censorship interfere with our First Amendment rights?

 

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Friday, March 14, 2014 9:30 AM

Cheater! The Question of Academic Honesty

Cheater! The Question of Academic Honesty–What is your responsibility if you know a classmate has cheated?

Plagiarism and cheating are concerns that parents, students, and teacher have, and the questions around this concern are numerous. Who is responsible for reporting academic dishonesty? Should violations of academic honesty be reported? What are the consequences for students, teachers, and parents?


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Friday, March 14, 2014 9:28 AM

All a'twitter

All a'twitter: Social Networking–Is there a role for social networking in educaion?


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