Winners! Please stop emailing about winners in the NCLB naming contest, they’ve been announced.
Charters! This new study from RAND on charter schools is important (pdf). Good analysis on several key questions across multiple states. Has some implications around the paper Sara Mead and I did on state laws and characteristics (pdf) but the data there are still limited.
Clinton and charters! Here’s a President Clinton speech from the other day (pdf). Interesting stuff on President Obama’s education speech, charter schools, and national standards.
Beating back the Breastapo! In The Atlantic, Hanna Rosin takes on the breastfeeding question. Larger parallels from her article to the “everybody knows” problem in the education debate.
New Ideas! Got an eduidea you want to incubate? Then consider a fellowship from the Mind Trust. It’ll support you to support school improvement.
Old Idea: Brett Pawlowski points out the dour forecast for ed finance (pdf).