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Showing up is not enough

In Standards and Accountability on September 12, 2012 at 1:47 pm

By: Mary Laura Bragg

My beloved Mississippi State Bulldogs got their revenge last weekend on the Auburn Tigers.  After two last-second (not to mention heartbreaking) losses the past two years, they would not be denied on Saturday.  They fought for the reward of singing Hail State in the end zone as the Famous Maroon Band played the fight song.

They fought for the reward of hearing cowbells ringing so loud that people can’t even hear themselves think.  The Dogs worked their tails off, and they earned the right to celebrate.  To the victor goes the spoils – but in an uncorrupt, non-Andrew Jackson way.

So what is this topic doing on an education blog?  Bear with me.

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Welcome to the EdFly Blog

In Uncategorized on September 12, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Welcome to the EdFly Blog, a running source of news and commentary about education reform. I will manage the blog and contribute regularly. But we also will run posts from other contributors, perhaps even Gov. Jeb Bush on occasion. All comments are welcome. Please let me know about breaking news and research in education through this e-mail address: Mike@Excelined.com. We want to make this blog a discussion, not a lecture. Honest differences of opinion are most welcome, as are passion and civility.

Mike Thomas

Condoleezza Rice and Joel Klein to Headline Jeb Bush’s 5th Annual National Summit on Education Reform

In EdReform on September 6, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Washington, DC – This November, Jeb Bush, chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, will host the 5th annual Excellence in Action National Summit on Education Reform. This two-day event is a forum to learn what works, what doesn’t and what’s next to transform education for the 21st century. Read the rest of this entry »