The PBS newsmagazine examines an effort in Louisiana to break away from a city and school system, which could have a major impact on racial diversity.

Antoinette "Toni" Konz, who covered the Jefferson County, Ky., school system for the Louisville Courier-Journal, is moving to a local TV station in that city, WDRB.

On the occasion of its 100th anniversary, the Chicago newspaper led a discussion on how to improve that city's schools, with themes that remain relevant today.

The Wall Street Journal celebrates its 125th birthday with a special section on "The Future of Everything," including the schools.

A documentary tours the modern landscape of colleges and universities, with an eye on spiraling costs.

TV host Glenn Beck, tea party group FreedomWorks, and others are promoting an "interactive experience" at theaters to build opposition to the controversial education standards.

The U.S. Secretary of Education says higher standards are needed, but stresses that the controversial common-core standards originated with the states.

Blogger Alexander Russo says the 2010 documentary "brought enormous, but short-lived, popular attention to the challenges facing public education."

The scrappy education newspaper and Web site covers a school system that is never short on budget shortfalls and other controversies.

The newspaper details how the Microsoft billionaire got involved with the national education standards movement and what he thinks about the growing opposition to it.

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