BLOGS: Best Posts Of The Day (Or So)
Gates Speaks Kevin Carey
Turning around a chronically underperforming school is really difficult. So difficult that it's worth asking why we should try, when there are other, better, faster, less expensive options instead?
Is the honeymoon over? Flypaper
Word is that Senate Democrats have stripped virtually all of the reform-friendly provisions out of the House stimulus bill (a bill that was not terribly reform-friendly to begin with ).
In a new report, Robin Chait makes the case for a focus on teacher effectiveness, not qualifications, and how federal policy can make it happen.
Where Have You Gone, Poky Little Puppy? TCKB
A request from her son for a family collection of picture books to read to his toddler son set writer Donna Scofield to wondering: What ever happened to Little Golden Books, the series of simple stories that used to be a ubiquitous part of childhood for generations of young readers?
Publishers Feeling the Reading First Cuts Curriculum Matters
Some of the publishers that made a heap of money off the Reading First program...arereporting losses now that the budget has been axed.
Monograph on education reform… Richard Whitmire
The segment of most interest to boy advocates would be the charter school piece written by Kevin Chavous, the former head of [...]