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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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Reform Leads to Teacher Retention in D.C.

While Sickouts Close 3 Detroit Schools, Others Manage with Fewer Teachers

At least three school districts in Metro Detroit will be closed Tuesday because many teachers are calling in sick to join union demonstrations in Lansing against the Legislature's expected passage of right-to-work legislation.

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Native American Students Thriving in Mont. Schools

After five years in the U.S. Army, after being treated badly in the outside world because of the color of his skin, Cecil B. Crawford vowed to never again leave the Blackfeet Reservation.

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‘Teacher Diversity Gap’ Cause for Concern in Nevada Schools

The likelihood that students of color in Nevada will have a teacher who looks like them is among the lowest in the nation, according to a recent report.

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