Happy Friday! August is typically a slow month in the education world (no school, lots of folks on vacation) but there’s been some interesting news this week.
•Presumptive GOP Mitt Romney actually talked about education! He said in an NBC interview that his plan to allow Title I and special education dollars to “follow the child” would be revolutionary. Check out the interview here. (Hat tip: Alexander Russo.)
•Sandy Kress talks waivers on Rishawn Biddle’s Dropout Nation blog.
•Kevin Carey digs into the wonk-tastic topic of higher ed accreditation.
•My colleagues, Francesca Duffy and Steve Sawchuk, put together some awesome Storifys. Check out Francesa’s look at the controversy surrounding Khan Academy. And don’t miss Steve’s wrap-up of Campbell Brown vs. Randi Weingarten here. Eduwonk also digs into that controversy here and here. Oh, and here.
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•Not a reading list item, just some great news: Rockstar reporter Michele McNeil is all done with her “baby steps” and is returning to Politics K-12 and Education Week! We’re super pumped to welcome her back! And I’m sure Michele can’t wait to get back to digging into these.