4. Magazines: Bill Gates Covers the NYT Sunday Magazine) Plus tons of education stories in the annual education issue http://www.nytimes.com/pages/magazine/index.html

  5. Sports: Match Point via Scholastic. How high school athletes balance studies (from US Open)

  7. InfographicsBack to School by the Numbers via NBC News via RCE

  8. Premiering 9/7, “Edge of Eighteen” documentary profiles seniors’ last semester of high school — in their own words.

    (Source: youtube.com)

  10. New Yorker:  ”Zach is in the gifted-and-talented-and-you’re-not-class.”

    The sentiment is timeless, but Zach? Really? Such a 1990s name.

  11. TV: 'The Simpsons' Top 10 Education Episodes Mark Walsh EdWeek “Over the years, “The Simpsons” has addressed substitute teachers, essay contests, summer camps, yearbooks, high school reunions, teacher strikes, snow days, spelling bees, corporate influences on schools, and “rubber rooms” for accused teachers.”

  12. npr:

    The tech giant has launched a new tool for teachers. “Google Classroom” is paperless, and integrates with the rest of Google’s apps, like Google Docs. 

    While it’s too soon to tell how Classroom will be received, Google Apps for Education is already changing how early adopters teach — and raising some important questions about the transition to tech-enabled classrooms.

    Is Google’s Free Software A Good Deal For Educators?

    Illustration credit: LA Johnson/NPR

  13. with universal choice, new orleans now resembles… cambridge! 


    In New Orleans, there are no more neighborhood schools. Instead, parents must choose — a charter school, private school, or one of six remaining traditional public schools. This fall, more than 9 in 10 New Orleans students will attend charters.

    Parents apply through an open admissions lottery. They request their top choices, and then a computer makes assignments.

    The district set aside one day in July for last-minute enrollment. It expected about 300 parents. More than 2,000 showed up in the next few days, and eventually almost 7,000 students would be assigned to new school seats.

    The End Of Neighborhood Schools

    Photo credit: Edmund D. Fountain for NPR


  14. It is 6:20 am and I am already sweating.

    (Source: teachingtoday)

  15. "Today would have been Mike Brown’s first day of college, too." camkoa:

    Love my school