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Hypocrisy and the Washington Post

Is there any limit to the hypocrisy of the Washington Post’s Editorial Page? What brings this to mind is the Post’s recent editorial attacking the District of Columbia’s Inspector General, Charles Willoughby, whose work the same editorial writers had praised a year earlier.

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Meet Adell Cothorne

Adell Cothorne, the former DC principal who appears in our Frontline film, “The Education of Michelle Rhee,” was one of the few educators willing to speak on the record about the widespread erasures during Michelle Rhee’s tenure – and what she has to say is important.

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A new idea: shared poetry

Could YouTube and Robert Frost transform education? They just might be able to.

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Some thoughts on Education Nation

John Merrow offers his thoughts on NBC’s Education Nation 2011.

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The intersection of technology and test scores

John Merrow examines the intersection point for two discussions within education: “the rising role of technology” and “the reliance on bubble tests as an assessment tool.” Where do they meet, and what can we do?

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The pendulum swings, and choices await

John Merrow looks at the ‘pendulum swings’ of American society, including those in beer sales, radio stations and textbooks. What does it mean for education? You’ll see.

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Two Town Halls, and a peek into the future

John Merrow on the two “Town Hall” events he attended at the end of August 2011 — and what it tells us about the future of education journalism.

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