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Kindergarten in Wash. is in a State of Flux

Washington's new WaKIDS program, which stands for Washington kindergarten inventory of developing skills, is designed to help kindergarten teachers better understand the strengths and weaknesses of children.

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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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