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In case you missed it: Ohio mom, 'Superman,' science

By Lauren Goldman on Feb 1, 2011 05:38 PM

'A Rosa Parks moment for education' The Washington Post (opinion)
A mother in Ohio was sent to prison and convicted of a felony for falisfying records to send her daughters to a different school district than where the family lived.

See also: School as Gated Community The Core Knowledge blog
Faked Address: Duncan Weighs In, Superintendent Responds This Week in Education
Coard’s group petitioning for Ohio mother’s pardon
Philadelphia Tribune

Obama's Address Makes Clarion Call for Education Investments Early Ed Watch
Education reform was one of the big topics in Obama's Sate of the Union speech. President Obama spent much time discussing education as an investment.

See also: Obama's faulty education logic: What he said and failed to say The Answer Sheet blog
Obama Makes Education a State of Union Centerpiece Education Week
The State of the Union, In Your Words NPR blog

Why Oscar snubbed ‘Superman’ -- deservedly so The Answer Sheet blog
Valerie Strauss outlines some of the problems with 'Superman' that may have lead Academy voters to decide not to nominate it.

See also: Waiting for Superman Can Stop Waiting for Oscar GOOD Education
Movies: No Oscar Nomination For "Superman" This Week in Education

National Science test scores dissapoint  The Washington Post
With students falling short in science proficiency when tested, some believe this means science has not truly been a part of the school agenda.

See also: Few Students Show Proficiency In Science, Tests Show The New York Times
Students Score Poorly on Science Test The Wall Street Journal

Does Teach for America Work? The Daily Beast
Dana Goldstein spoke with TFA founder Wendy Kopp about her new book and her dream job - running the NYC public schools.

See also: Wendy Kopp may or may not want to be schools chancellor Gotham Schools

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