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Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2009
This article reports on the findings of a recent study that examines one of the most enduring debates in science instruction--whether "depth" or "breadth" of knowledge is most important. Its authors come down on the side of depth. The study found that high school students who focus more intensely on core topics within their…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Science Instruction, High Schools, Educational Research
Gewertz, Catherine – Education Week, 2008
This article reports on a school's effort to open Advanced Placement (AP) to all by challenging its students to take the leap into AP courses. Samuel W. Wolfson High School, on the south side of Jacksonville, Florida, is one of 27 schools in five cities across the country that chose to participate in a College Board initiative called EXCELerator.…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Advanced Placement Programs, High Schools, National Programs