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ASCD’s 2014 conference to focus on tech, leadership and Common Core

The 69th ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show, to be held March 15–17 in Los Angeles, will include over 350 sessions on ideas and best practices, including general sessions with Sir Ken Robinson, Daniel Pink and Russell Quaglia.

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IRA’s 2015 Annual Conference to be held in St. Louis

The International Reading Association's 2015 Annual Conference will take place in St. Louis on July 17–20. This announcement marks the first time that the Conference will be held during the summer, rather than in the spring.

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Ag-based curriculum invigorates Kansas school

The farm curriculum, although still relatively unusual, has been replicated in other Kansas schools and proven successful in more urban environments, including Chicago and Philadelphia.

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District plans independent investigation of discarded school lunches

After weeks of complaints from parents and national media coverage, leaders of the Salt Lake City School District board are launching an independent audit into why dozens of students had their cafeteria lunches thrown away last month.

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Missouri lockdown leads to proposed new law

House committee members expressed some support for a bill prompted by a reporter’s efforts to test security at Kirkwood High School that resulted in a lockdown last month.

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New Orleans' two systems close to agreement to transfer shared services

The Orleans Parish School Board and state Recovery School District are finalizing a cooperative agreement spelling out who will handle various citywide education services and potentially shifting several functions to the local board.

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N.C. judge lets lawsuit challenging vouchers proceed

The Wake County Superior Court judge issued the ruling after allowing the Institute for Justice to intervene on behalf of two parents hoping to use the Opportunity Scholarships to send their children to private schools.

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Baltimore council wants hearings on school violence

City lawmakers said that they were shocked by newly published reports of school violence and plan to hold hearings to address the hundreds of injury claims filed by teachers.

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Parents taking reform into their own hands

A majority of parents at an underperforming school in California can use the law to replace administration and faculty, review curriculum for changes, or transform the campus into a charter school.

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California high school's Arab mascot draws ire

A high school is being pressured to abandon its team name and longstanding mascot because of accusations from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee in Washington that it is derogatory.

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