Journalism: But Are All The New Ed-Focused Outlets Really *Helping*?

Fordham's Mike ("Kojak") Petrilli has a new piece online this morning (Online education coverage is on the rise) over at Education Next (which I sometimes write for), taking a look at the "new breed" of education journalism out …

Thompson: It’s OK To Celebrate Deasy’s Departure, Teachers

The Los Angeles Times’ Too Many Maverick Moments Finally Led to Deasy’s Undoing at LAUSD, by Howard Blume and James Rainey, is probably the best account of how the LA School Board finally lost patience with the “uncommunicative, ungovernable, somewhat …

Oklahoma Wants Its NCLB Waiver Back, Right Now

The Sooner State stands a very good chance of getting its waiver back. It’s just a question of when.

Charts: Top Quarter Of Poor Urban School Students Enroll In College


"Among the top quarter of these low-income high schools, 60 percent or more of the students went to college in the fall." (Hechinger Report:  Twenty five percent of low-income urban high schools beat the odds). Image used with …

Morning Listen: Reed (Netflix) Hastings & Sal Khan Discuss Nonprofit Online Learning

In the most recent Bloomberg EDU, Jane Williams talks to the Netflix founder (and charter skeptic) and YouTube flipped classroom trailblazer (or whatever to call him). Link not working? Go here.…

We Need Standards Without Standardizing

Meier: Teaching “to” a prefabricated curriculum … and thus also to the test that comes along with it cannot lead to the kind of feistiness that a good school should be an exemplar of.

AM News: All Eyes On California (Deasy/Cortines, Tuck/Torlackson, San Diego)

CA Schools chief race may be election's tightest AP: Tuck has nearly matched Torlakson in campaign fundraising, with $1.9 million, while a Southern California businessman who often supports Republican candidates, William Bloomfield Jr., has independently picked up the tab for at …

The impeded stream

The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings. 

- Wendell Berry 

The quote above has been in my e-mail sig file for a number of years – and now and …

Eugene Robinson: “Elizabeth Warren makes a powerful case”

Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she isn’t running for president. At this rate, however, she may have to.
That is how Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Eugene Robinson begins this piece in today’s Washington Post.

By now many here may have …

Eugene Robinson: “Elizabeth Warren makes a powerful case”

Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she isn’t running for president. At this rate, however, she may have to.
That is how Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Eugene Robinson begins this piece in today’s Washington Post.

By now many here may have …