I can't bear to think about it, and probably don't have anything interesting or new to say anyway, but here are more stories about the Supreme Court's deseg decision than you could ever hope to read, courtesy of Google News....


Things are sure heating up in the world of selling high school sports online. In an effort to compete with sports news sites like ESPN.com and social networking sites for athletes like Takkle.com (which most of us have probably never heard of), Yahoo! last week bought Rivals.com, a giant high school and college sports site, according to the NYT (here). But that's just the latest. Two weeks ago, the paper ran a story about the growth of online high school sports sites like Takkle.com and maxpreps.com, which ranks high school athletes from all over the ...


Over at the Dallas Morning News, Josh Benton's got the drop on some apparent misdeeds at the Texas Education Agency. No surprise there, except that the misdeeds may include the Gates Foundation (TEA: Agency officials got friends contracts). It's no secret that the Gates folks of late have been getting involved in state-level advocacy work. A reasonable strategy, I'd say. But their Texas guy, Jimmy Wynn, seems to have gotten over-involved, shall we say. Via EdNews.org. While we're on the subject of foundations and nonprofits, there's a new report from the Urban Institute that some would do well to ...


One in three teens report being cyber-bullied, according to a recent study -- most commonly by having private emails forwarded by someone else or shared publicly as form of harassment or embarassment....


"A former middle school security guard pleaded guilty today to holding a student captive in his house for 10 years and forcing her to have sex with him," according to this horrifying ABC News story (Man Pleads Guilty to Holding Girl Captive for 10 Years ). "Thomas Hose, 49, was sentenced to a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison, but he could get out after only five years, his attorney told ABC News." That's less time than the girl was imprisoned, the story notes....


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