A few questions the last few weeks suggest that a quick primer on RealClearEducation would be useful.
The RealClearEducation website is a daily curated set of links to key news, analysis, and reports in the education world. Each day an editor scours the internet and media outlets for what’s important and what’s hot so that you don’t have to. In addition to the main links there are sidebars focused on key issues and parts of the sector with additional information. Links are posted by 8am ET in the morning and again in the mid afternoon each weekday. Why do all that work when someone is doing it for you – for free.
There is also a morning newsletter, RealClearEducation Today on weekdays. It’s free and sent right to your email box if you sign up here. The email highlights any original content on the RealClearEducation site and a few of the top news stories, commentaries, and reports being featured. But it’s not a comprehensive run-down of all the links and content you will find on the site each day, you have to visit the site for that. The newsletters also feature a look at history on a particular day, sometimes with a connection to contemporary education issues. Today’s looks at Coney Island’s Cyclone. Others include the U2 incident, Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, Amelia Earhart, Ken Mattingly and Apollo 16, Pet Sounds, or Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Of the Fast Times piece Judge Reinhold, who played Brad Hamilton in the now-legendary film, said it was ” the finest and most accurate commentary on Fast Times I’ve read.”
There is also some original reporting and commentary. UVA’s Dan Willingham is a RealClearEducation columnist. Senators and members of the House of Representatives as well as a number of key education figures have written commentary pieces. And, of course, Changing Lanes - Education guests include Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) and DC schools chancellor Kaya Henderson.
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