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March 14, 2007

Best Blog Posts Of The Week

The 110th carnival of education blogs is up and open for business over at The Education Wonks, including some interesting posts about where education fits into the Presidential campaign.

March 09, 2007

The Fly-Blast: Best of The PEN NewsBlast and the Fordham Gadfly

As per usual, it's too late in the week for me to do much more than point you to this week's Gadfly and NewsBlast and wish you the best. Some worthwhile-looking posts from the Blast include PLAYING SCHOOL IN KATRINA�S WAKE, about the "new tangle of independently operated educational experiments" ...

March 02, 2007

Eduwonk Round-Up

Some really good stuff dug up at Eduwonk this week, including a snippet from Obama on education at NPR (Education And Race), a link to a pro-NCLB retelling of the "football story" where everyone has to win the championship or else (NCLB: The Tilson Version), a thing about how TFA made it into the Os...

February 25, 2007

The Week In Review

Not bad, for a holiday-shortened, Congress in recess, Anna Nicole/Britney-fied week: Best Of The Week Remembering Shanker Kids, The Internet, & Adult Fears What Passes For Ideas These Days Candidates: Take Your Pick Of Education Plans NCLB Alternative Unveiled Today What Is "Adequate"? School Fina...

February 23, 2007

An Invitation: More Grownups On The Blogosphere

Much as some would want it thought of as a fully-formed and sufficient world, it's no big secret that much of the current universe of education blogs --policy oriented ones in particular -- sorely lack key ingredients like deep experience, reflectiveness, and -- how to put this delicately? -- modest...

February 21, 2007

He's Been Disqualified

The inimitable Casey Lartigue complains (rightly) about being excluded from Hot For Education 2007 "right in the middle of black history month." Check it out here: I've been disqualified

February 15, 2007

"Placed" Items: What The Other Blogs Don't Tell You

Like me (see below), at least a couple of other blogs including edspresso (here) and eduwonk (here) have linked to the thing about how the NEA opposes incentive pay. But what they don't tell you is that the item was sent to them (ie, "placed") by the Republican Senate communications shop, which of ...

February 13, 2007

Teachers Gone Wild... On YouTube

Thanks to DA Daily for this link to an LA Times story about angry teachers and other unauthorized school-based videos that are being put up on YouTube and other video sites. Surf here for clips of angry teachers.

February 08, 2007

EdWeek's Latest Blog

Well, it took less than a month for This Week In Education to lose its standing as EdWeek's newest blog. But the newbie isn't the Ravitch-Meiers confab that many of us have been expecting. Instead, its a blog focused on ELL called Learning the Language, written by EdWeek assistant editor Mary An...

February 07, 2007

When NCLB Opponents Make You Wince

Once in a while, Sherman Dorn and I agree about something, and this is one of those times. "There are plenty of ways I can criticize NCLB and its implementation," writes Dorn in this post (Ugly arguments against NCLB), "but to whine that it drains resources for the gifted is one of the more disturb...

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