Networks for teachers to share lessons and content have generally faltered – whether within existing systems or some of the start-ups. But Better Lesson seems to be getting some traction. And on the same let’s go to the videotape for a look at what they’re up to with KIPP! Keep an eye on them.
Elsewhere: RiShawn Biddle takes a look at D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray. In Ed Week Michelle McNeill takes a look at what states that lost in the Race to the Top competition are up to, important article. You should also check out the CEP report (pdf) McNeill discusses if you’re following ARRA spending. Similarly, Hechinger report has several articles on recovery act education spending and Race to the Top out as well.
I was called an educational Neville Chamberlin for pointing out that some of the panic over international test scores is overdone. Ben Wildavsky dives into the same issue and makes some good points in FP.