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BLOGS: A Quick Spin Around The Blogosphere

Why we're all embracing conventional wisdom in a world that's so unconvential Kevin Carey
The longer I work in public policy, the more I think about conventional wisdom.

Five Ways to Innovate in Education CAP
Melissa Lazarín and Robin Chait detail five innovative initiatives that states and school districts can implement with recovery funds.

ARRAballMarch Madness
Charlie Barone brings the funk.

Duncan's Take on Teacher Prep and 'Union Jobs' Teacher Beat
The education secretary wants weak teacher-prep programs to shape up, and reminds union leaders that federal stimulus dollars are saving classroom jobs.

Brit School Kids To Learn Twitter, Podcasting Instead Of WW2 Gawker
Though mandatory teaching on Second World War would become optional, it's already covered heavily in secondary schools. Children would be required to learn two key periods, but the school could decide which one.

Why Hasn't the Media Stopped Our Youth From Smokin' Smarties? Gawker
America faces many problems today, but none is as pressing as the epidemic of our children smokin' Smarties. Yes, the media are scaremongering. But are they scaremongering enough?

Goal of Preschool for All Tests Education System WSJ
Even in better times, building a "universal" preschool system would likely be a slow and expensive proposition, given the patchwork nature of what currently exists.


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