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ASCD 68th Annual Conference & Exhibition Show

March 16-18, 2013

Chicago, Illinois

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LA Teachers Approve New Evaluation Standards

After months of negotiations, the Los Angeles Unified School District and its teachers union have reached a compromise that will now use a controversial multifactor system to evaluate teacher performance.

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Ogden, Utah School Teacher Charged with Sexually Abusing Children

A long-time Ogden school teacher was charged Thursday with multiple felonies in connection with allegedly sexually abusing two children under the age of 14. Prosecutors charged Scott Ray McMurray, 58, with 11 counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and three counts of sodomy upon a child.

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Baltimore Teachers Get Bonuses In Some Schools with Lower Suspension Rates

The Baltimore school system is paying bonuses to teachers and administrators at struggling schools that reduce suspensions, drawing criticism from union leaders who say the program could provide a financial incentive to ignore problems and jeopardize school safety.

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Better No Charter Schools Than Poor Ones

Charter school proponents, including this newspaper, always make the point that charter schools are public schools. When they work best, they are places that can strike a spark with students who are not learning in a traditional environment.

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Textbooks to Tablets

Preparing for digital education by 2017.

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Calif. Sees Flexibility as Key to Keeping Good Teachers from Leaving

The goal is to attract and retain the most qualified educators, according to Assistant Superintendent James Lovelace.

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Orange County Councilman: Let Teachers Carry Guns

Derek Reeve, a San Juan Capistrano city councilman, has asked his local school district to allow teachers to carry guns in classrooms to protect their students. According to a letter obtained by The Capistrano Dispatch, Councilman Reeve said, "efforts must be taken to empower teachers, staff and parents to protect our children." The letter, dated Thursday, then suggests training teachers and staff for "active-shooter scenarios" and allowing school staff, teachers and parents to carry guns on school grounds to protect children in such situations.

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Miami-Dade Teachers’ Book Club a Think Tank on School Reform

Across the country, education reform is drawing big ideas and big bucks from some big names.

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