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Latest "new math" idea get back to the basics Tribune
On Wednesday, a national organization of math teachers meeting in Chicago publicly unveiled a document that the group's leaders hope will turn the profession away from the controversy and toward teaching basic, key math skills.

Youth advocates putting their stamp on new student conduct code Catalyst
The districts new Student Code of Conduct (formerly called the Uniform Discipline Code) is a compromise between two positions: that of youth advocates who wanted more innovative methods of discipline, and principals and teachers who wanted more resources and training to use the innovative practices.

Student learn to click a mouse and end up with their own laptops Catalyst
At the North Kenwood Oakland campus of the University of Chicago charter schools, even the preschoolers are tech-savvy: Using a simple drawing program, they learn to work a mouse and refine their fine motor skills in the process.

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