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April 03, 2007

The Chinese Way

This post from Get On The Bus (Seeking a liberal arts education ... in China?) includes a roundup of several interesting NYT school life stories from the past few days, including one about Chinese vs. American schools: "Critics of the American system must have choked on their Corn Flakes at the tho...

April 02, 2007

New Blog: Does The Message Reach The Real World?

By now, you may have heard that there's a new education blog out there called Eduflack. What you may not know is that the blog is authored by Patrick Riccards, a longtime education PR pro who is currently VP for public affairs for Lipman Hearne, a PR firm for nonprofits whose clients include the Na...

April 02, 2007

The Best Of The Blogs

We read them so you don't have to: Voucher action heats up in the states BoardBuzz (NSBA): Lots of activity in state legislatures this week on private school vouchers, including South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and Georgia...11 Cents on the Dollar? AFT Blog: Teachers had a tough year in 2005 and tha...

March 30, 2007

Cloning Charters, And Letting Parents Pick Principals

Check out what's going on in America's heartland, which includes the defeat of a bill to allow current charter schools to "clone" themselveswithout violating the charter cap in Chicago, as well as ongoing debate surrounding local school councils and their right to choose principals. New York City m...

March 30, 2007

All NewsBlast, No Gadfly -- Plus Some Equity

As of Friday morning, the Forhdam Gadflies must still be perfecting their usual April Fool's wit. In the meantime, check out the latest PEN NewsBlast, which includes stories about kids being separated by race for assembly, more about how to transform low-performing schools, the usual provocative qu...

March 27, 2007

What Passes For Journalism

I've got nothing against any of the three blogs mentioned in this Fast Times article about "front of the class" education blogs. The three -- 2ยข Worth, Moving At The Speed Of Creativity, and JoanneJacobs -- are all good blogs. But the article (here) written by Michael Prospero is just so slim and...

March 26, 2007

Monday Morning Blog Round-Up

We check them out ... them so you don't have to: Deadbeat Parent Mugshots Coming To Pizza Boxes Huffington Post: Customers at some suburban pizza parlors are getting something extra with their pepperoni and mushrooms. Kennedy on NCLB AFT Blog: So why would Sen. Kennedy write this op-ed now? Fooling...

March 20, 2007

The Market Heats Up For Fulltime Bloggers

The AFT, Ed Sector, and Alliance For School Choice aren't the only organizations that have decided that blogs might be a good way to go, and the Washington Monthly, Washington Post, Ed Week, and Pre-K Now aren't the only folks who've decided to look outside their staff for a blogger. However, thin...

March 19, 2007

Best Of The Blogs -- Monday

We read them ... so you don't have to. Does NCLB need a major overhaul, tweaking or something else? (Tweaking the Ivory Soap AFT Blog)...This 13-year-old Ohio kid vicious little miscreant is charged with allegedly committing 128 felonies, including beating up the child who turned him in (The Bad Se...

March 14, 2007

Sen. Alexander Reaches Out To Education Bloggers

Watch out, mainstream education reporters. The bloggers are catching up with you. Earlier today, Senator Lamar Alexander might have been the first US Senator to reach out specifically to a group of education bloggers. The half-hour telephone press conference focused on Alexander's America Compe...

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