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Media: Politico's Education Page Launches

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As I mentioned last week, Politico's education page launched this morning. The mission statement:

"Education Pro’s focus is “cradle to career”: pre-K through higher ed, featuring policy news from Congress, the Education Department, the White House and the states. Our promise here at Morning Education is to cut through the clutter and the rhetoric and offer you exclusive reporting and incisive analysis on education policy, while making sure we share all the “must reads” from our fellow education reporters around the country."

It's not yet clear what Team Politico will offer that's going to be different from what's already out there, but the new energy and focus will likely deliver some early tidbits. 

Today's roundup, for example, includes a tidbit about the scoring costs of new Common Core assessments -- and a Arne Duncan basketball highlight reel via the Washington Post (looks like the EdSec is nursing a calf or Achilles injury) -- but there are also lots of items you've already seen here, or at GothamSchools, or etc.

There's no mention so far today of the mystery reporter that I kept hearing would be announced along with the four already named.  Maybe that will happen later, or fell through.  Four folks fulltime on education is a pretty decent-sized team, anyway.  More to come -- I've asked Politico for an interview and will see what I can find out.  

You can check out its inaugural morning roundup here POLITICO Morning Education and sign up for the newsletter (which requires membership registration). 

As with the Huffington Post education page, there will likely be a honeymoon period and then pressure to rack up viewers and scoops. Crossed fingers it all works out.  

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