Been underwater for a few days, hence the light posting, but here are a few things you might want to check out.
Wondering about this Michael Bennet fellow? Here he is talking to John Merrow about education and the incoming administration. As a special bonus, Hill staffer Celia Sims provides an outstanding round-up of school superintendents who have served in the U.S. Senate.
The NYT takes a look at the National Public Service Academy idea and where things stand. (I’m on the advisory board).
Charter school opponents are wising up that the way to kill them off is to have them wither on the vine for lack of key things like facilities. Meanwhile, this article ostensibly about charter schools and older inmates should be a reminder of how many students are in the criminal justice system and need services. States vary greatly in the job they do serving this population.
Denis Newman of Empirical Education has some useful thoughts on the stimulus and education.