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November 02, 2007

So Long, Farewell -- I'm Off To Harry Potter Land

After nine mostly blissful months blogging at, I'm off to try out a new home at Scholastic. Yes, Scholastic. Me and Harry Potter. I know. As of Monday, I'll start as a contributing editor and blogger for Scholastic Administrator. You can find my new stuff here, though the kind folks ...

November 02, 2007

The Week In Review (October 29-November 4)

Best Of The Week Funders "Heart" TFA A Pack Of Dogs, A Fire Hydrant, And A Powerful Lobby Urban Education Unionized Charter Schools Headed EastA "National" Test For Urban DistrictsHow Cash Incentives Really WorkSetbacks For NYC "Incentives" Guru Roland FryerPLUS...

October 31, 2007

The Long Goodbye - The Big Thanks

Within the next few hours (or days, as the case may be), this blog is going to move to a new home on another site. I'm going to keep posting here for a little while longer until things are ready over there but just wanted to let you know. An opportunity presented itself and I decided to make the m...

October 30, 2007

Better, Faster, Stronger?

There's some big news coming out about this site, which has with typical over-enthusiasm adopted Kanye West's "Better, Faster, Stronger" as its mantra. (I tried to get EdIn'08 to take it, but no go.) More on this tomorrow. Stay tuned.

October 28, 2007

The Week In Review (October 22-28)

Best Of The Week On The HotSeat: Scott Reeder On Teacher Misconduct “Please go KILL these people....Please, please, please.” Teachers & Teaching An Oversupply Of Under-Qualified Teachers Teachers Behaving Badly, States Ignoring The Problem Teacher Suspended For Graphic Book Recommendation ...

October 24, 2007

Back On The Hill, Talking About Teacher Retention

It was great to be back on the Hill yesterday moderating a New Teacher Center event in Dirksen. Some of the faces have changed, but not much else (the abundance of Diet Coke, the abundance of cheap suits, the hidden bathrooms, etc.). Miller Title II guru Alice Cain and I reminisced about being new...

October 22, 2007

Russo In DC On Tuesday

It's big news, I know. The New Teacher Center (NTC) at the University of California, Santa Cruz is releasing a new cost-benefit report on teacher retention at a Senate policy lunch tomorrow, October 23rd. Senator Jack Reed (Rhode Island) will attend. The briefing will take place in G-11 Dirksen fr...

October 16, 2007

"Super Sexy, Super Sassy, And Education Savvy" That's Me.

Vote for your favorite education blog, especially if it's this one. My favorite nomination so far is the one that calls me "super sexy, super sassy, and education savvy."

October 15, 2007

Links From Other Blogs

Last week, pretty much the only blog that linked to me was the union critic Mike Antonucci (aka EIA). This week so far, it's the pro-union Dr. Homselisce (Teach For America). Pathetic, I know. But readers keep finding me even without the links, and I'll take a link whether it agrees with me or no...

October 14, 2007

Best Of The Week

Featured Posts The Genius Behind Teach For America On The HotSeat: Former Committee Insider Charles Barone Why Teach Chinese? NCLB News House Republicans Blame Miller For Slow NCLB Progress Lots Of Coverage, Not Much Action Kennedy Playing Tough On NCLB Urban Ed Evil Geniuses At Top Universities W...

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