Fascinated or appalled at all the cheating that seems to be going on these days? Check out Caveon Security's email "Cheating In The News," which showed up in my inbox this morning, including all the latest cheating news: Oakland charter school director resigns amid cheating scandal Inside Bay Area Tougher catching cheating with online test takers, educators say Naples Daily News Cheating on standardized tests isn't fleeting -- it's predictable SF Chronicle...

Edwards touts diverse schools plan in Rust Belt cities AP The plan calls for beefing up inner-city magnet schools to attract suburban kids, and providing extra money for schools in middle-class areas as a reward for enrolling more low-income students. Ten schools join state plan to lengthen school days Associated Press Ten more schools will lengthen their days next year, more than doubling the number of Massachusetts schools that are adding class time in a bid to improve academics. At this Irvine school, that sound you hear is Chinese LA Times Slater Stanley is only 14 but already has big ...

Thinking she was going to talk student lending or something, EdSec Spellings instead got some surprise questions about her former suitor, Karl Rove, from the Washington Post editorial board -- a conversation that eventually led to her tearing up (though not over Rove, thankfully (A Pop Quiz for the Education Secretary (Washington Post))....

We read them -- so you don't have to: Over at Joe Williams' blog, Joe reflects on the AEI event earlier this week and observes that Charles Murray gives him heartburn, incentives work (not that there's anything wrong with that), and don't mess with Mesecar. Meanwhile, Richard Lee Colvin resurfaces to point us to an excellent editorial in the Boston Globe about holes in Hillary's pre-k plan. Now you're done....

Just like they did with the Center On Education Progress's 2006 report on curriculum narrowing -- only much, much worse -- the NY Times has apparently broken the embargo on reviewing the new Harry Potter book. This is making some folks crazy, including at the Huffington Post, which has all the details -- but no spoilers. Don't remember the hullabaloo surrounding Sam Dillon's story last year? Read here and here....


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