When students at Spicewood Elementary School use textbooks, which is rare, they compare the information in them with other sources, on the lookout for misinformation and bias.
It’s all part of teaching students how to navigate what Principal Beth June calls a “fire hose” of information available today. The International Baccalaureate program school in Northwest Austin focuses on getting students to think critically and globally from kindergarten onward, which includes urging children as young as 5 to test the truth of what they hear and read.
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