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June 21, 2007

"My Name's Emmet And I'm An Eduholic."

There's a new and aptly-named blog at Teacher Magazine called Eduholic, although it turns out to be just the new name for a blog that's been running on the site for a while by a guy named Emmet Rosenfeld. Welcome back, Emmet. Great name for a blog.

June 21, 2007

Internal Differences: Preschool, Choice, and More

Sara Mead over at TQATE gets the award for the most ambitious and attention-grabbing headline of the week with Preschool and School Choice Movement Leaders Combine Forces to Form New Pornographers-style Education Advocacy Supergroup, and for highlighting internal differences among various preschool ...

June 19, 2007

PEN NewsBlast Guru Rides Off Into The Sunset

The news is at least a week old, but I would be remiss if I failed to notice that the infamous Howie Schaffer, who authored and popularized the PEN Weekly Newsblast e-newsletter and has been a great friend to this blog, is off to Diversity Best Practices, an organization dedicated to "improving cult...

June 15, 2007

A Familiar Sentiment: Adults Create Test Anxiety, Not Kids

Over at The Quick Ånd The End, Sara Mead's post about what's really causing kids so much test anxiety (teachers and administrators) is good -- so good in fact it reminds me that I said pretty much exactly the same thing nine months ago. To her credit, Mead adds some ideas for how to address the pr...

June 14, 2007

Not Much To Learn About NCLB At Reality Check '08

In Hillary: Leaving Children Behind? Probably Not, Reality Check '08 does a frighteningly amateurish job of explaining HRC's votes, positions, and all the rest --mostly taken from the Clinton website, it seems. I hope the site -- another of these FactCheck-style blogs -- does a better job on other ...

June 13, 2007

Best Of The Blogs

I read them -- so you don't have to... EdWeek Debunks Teacher Attrition Myth EIA Teacher turnover is roughly in line with that in other professions with similar educational requirements for entry, such as nursing and accounting. And that is so even with the pressure on school districts to get rid o...

June 13, 2007

"Secretary Spellings Walks Into A Bar..."

Susan Ohanian is working up an old-school Spellings joke and needs your help (NCLB Outrages). I know there are some good jokesters out there.

June 05, 2007

Time To Update The Map Of Education Blogs

There are a couple of fun maps of political blogs out lately (Inside The Blogway, and this one from Politico) showing the relationships among them, which reminds me that it's time (for you) to update the Map Of Education Blogs, which currently has 60-odd folks signed up. Check it out. Add your...

May 25, 2007

The Worst Blog On EdWeek: This One

Shallow, combative, and close-minded, this blog is arguably the worst blog on EdWeek.org, which includes more than just a couple of more reflective and reasonable blogs that you may not know about: On the Reservation, for example, chronicles the experiences of a second year SPED teacher on a reserv...

May 25, 2007

Spellings Suck-Up, Part 234

Over at Eduwonk, Andy's Spellings suckup continues with his typically belated and rose-colored recap of Spellings' appearance on TV. According to Rotherham, Spellings "looked good, and came off well, pragmatic and not ideological...they should send her out to big-time TV more, would help their case...

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