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May 02, 2007

This Blog Is Better Than Grad School

It's true. This blog is better than grad school. How do I know? A very kind reader said so: "I just wanted to let you know that I'm completely addicted to your blog. I feel like I've learned more about the "political landscape" reading your blog than in all my years of grad school." How do I kn...

April 24, 2007

Now Appearing On The Huffington Post, Too

Hard to believe that the Huffington Post -- Arianna Huffington's crazy effort to gather a somewhat diverse set of thinkers together on a single website -- is almost two years old, and wildly successful (60 million page views a month). Harder still to believe that they'd want little old me to join ...

April 22, 2007

The Week In Review (April 16-22)

Best Of The Week What Do Fairfax County And Sanjaya Have In Common? Power Couples In Education, The Update Campaign 2008 Reading First Heats Up: Criminal Investigation, DI Wife Making Education A Top Issue For 2008 -- Somehow NCLB News It's All About The Bill Language Thirty-One Pending NCLB Prop...

April 13, 2007

Thank You

Today is my last day as a daily contributor to This Week In Education. I want to thank all the readers for such a warm welcome into the education community and particularly for your comments. I've really enjoyed being a part of the conversation and we can't have that conversation without readers! I ...

April 12, 2007

Eliminating "C" Grades To Make Students (& Teachers) Do Better

The Eminence, Kentucky school district is getting rid of the "C" grade, and if you check out Fox News today and tonight, you'll see that I've got lots to say about it (mainly that it's unlikely to work). Or, read all about the effort, which follows the successful elimination of "D" grades (Making t...

April 09, 2007

The Best Of The Week (April 2-9)

Campaign 2008 Tutoring Industry Denies Terrorism Halliburton Charges Clinton Calls Tutoring Industry Terrorists Republican Contractors Gingrich Hates Bilingual Education -- In Spanish NCLB News Wanted: Better Reasons To Leave Transfer Rules Intact How Many States Tried To Roll Back NCLB? All Of The...

March 29, 2007

New Feature Slated For Tomorrow: The Month In Review

What have been the biggest education stories of March? Who have been the month's biggest winners and losers? What have been the most over- and under-reported stories? What's coming up next month? These and other mysteries will be addressed in tomorrow's "Month In Review" roundtable, in which th...

March 22, 2007

A Week In The Life Of Chicago Schools

Three big issues in and around Chicago these days are whether to ban "cloned" charter schools -- spinoffs and other campuses created to get around the 60-school charter cap (Banning Cloned Charters), whether a local columnist went too far in bashing local school councils for their occasional trouble...

March 21, 2007

Impressions Of NCLB's Logo

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ed_gl_nclb_logo new.gifIf this isn't big news, I don't know what is. A couple of kind folks have told me that a recent post from this blog is mentioned in today's Ed Daily (which costs a lot and I can't afford). The mention, "NCLB Rorshach," refers to my cribbed-from-a-friend description of how the USDE's new NCLB logo resembles bloody claw marks, or declining NAEP scores. Old logo on the left, new logo on the right.

March 11, 2007

Best Of The Week (March 5-12)

Best Of The Week
Reading First Finally Makes It As A Mainstream News Story--But Does the NYT Get It Right? Campaign 2008 Obama and The Annenberg Challenge -- Is EdWeek Reaching? Education's Walter Reed Scandal 26politics.jpg Teaching & Learning The Focused Discomfort Of Learning Disaggregating Students, Not Just Test Scores NCLB News Hearing-Palooza What To Do About Negative NCLB Stories? Not Much. Everyone's Favorite NCLB Angles All In One Place Around The USDE Beware The Ides Of March (March 13 Events) USDE's Kerri Briggs Moves Up -- Again Think Tanks How To Tell All The Reports Apart Watch -- Don't Read -- Your Education News The New Education Next Media Watch Meet Larry Abramson, NPR's "New" Education Guy Cool Features On The New USA Today Education Page Blog Roundup: Best Of The Week (Partial Listing) The Fly-Blast: Best of The NewsBlast and the Gadfly School Life Booing, Pizza, & The "V-Word" What To Do About New Orleans?

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