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The Slide Rule: A Computing Device That Put A Man On The Moon  |   

Before the smartphone, the laptop and the pocket calculator, there was a powerful mechanical computer. Our new series, Tools of the Trade, begins with a look at the slide rule.

The Short Shelf Life Of Urban School Superintendents   |   

Do big-city chiefs like John Deasy, recently ousted from LA Unified, get enough time to make a difference?

The Secret Lives Of Teachers  |   

Our new series looks at what teachers do when they're not teaching. Artist? Carpenter? Quidditch player? What's your secret life?

The New Vocabulary Of Urban Education  |   

The names that many big-city schools, teachers and students use to describe themselves are changing. Exhibit A: New Orleans.

LA Schools Superintendent Steps Down, Defends Tenure  |   

John Deasy's resignation, announced by the Los Angeles school board Thursday, comes after high-profile tussles with the teachers union and a troubled initiative to put an iPad in every student's hand.

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