‘Micromanaging stifles reform.’ Wendy Kopp of Teach For America highlights a charter school in New Orleans that, when give broader autonomy and authority, made the academic gains it needed. Education Sector analysts looked at this more independent approach to school governance in this report. (The Atlantic)
Seeking answers from more than just Mitt. Education issues are becoming increasingly important in gubernatorial races across the nation, particularly as more states break free from No Child Left Behind provisions and set their own standards for academic improvement. (Education Week)
‘3 degrees in school, 720 in the halfpipe.’ A photo of a university religion professor skateboarding between classes has spawned its own meme. (h/t Daily Nebraskan)
“To pin or not to pin.” One of the signs you are spending too much time on Pinterest.