AM News: LAUSD Barred From Laying Off Certain Teachers
L.A. Unified barred from budgetary teacher layoffs at 3 schools LA Times: Court ruling is meant to help the poor-performing campuses, which have been badly hit by the fiscal crisis...[also on NPR this morning]... Several states stay off charter-school bandwagon AP: In her small timber town in northern Idaho, Christina Williams enrolled her son in the closest public school because she had few other choices near her home... MD 1st to bar schools releasing tests to military AP: Maryland s the first state to pass a law prohibiting the automatic release of scores to military recruiters, some individual school district... Arizona gov. signs bill targeting ethnic studies Washington Post: Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill targeting a school district's ethnic studies program, hours after a report by United Nations human rights experts condemned the measure... Simple Techniques Can Make You A Great Teacher NPR: Conventional wisdom says that good teachers are born, not made. But Doug Lemov spent years observing highly effective teachers, and has developed a set of simple techniques that he says can make anyone a great teacher. His guide is Teach Like A Champion... China school attacks in 2010 CNN: A man stabs eight students to death and wounds five others at an elementary school in Fujian province. The attacker, a former community doctor, was executed.