When I first started this blog more than three years ago, the intent was to comment on how well the media was covering education policy issues. And while the content found on this site may deviate from that original mission, it is still very much a concern of dear ol’ Eduflack.
I regularly try to refocus on this core mission, asking questions about whether the media is covering key issues, if the messaging is right, and how effective the engagement may be. Each day, I reflect on dozens of stories, announcements, and reports to see what might tickle my fancy for a particular post. Unfortunately, most of those items that tickle my fancy never make it onto the blog. There just isn’t enough time in the day for me to write about everything I find of interest.
But all that time doesn’t go to waste. Much of it gets posted up to my Twitter feed (@eduflack). I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all those who follow me on Twitter, and how much I enjoy engaging with those of like minds. This past weekend at Education Writers Association, it was incredible to meet all those reporters I’m “friends” with on Twitter, but whom I had not previously met.
For a few months now, Alexander Russo began posting his “greatest hits” Twitter posts on his This Week in Education blog. Starting today, Eduflack is going to “borrow” the practice. At the end of each day, we’ll be posting up the top five or so links made available that day on Twitter. Hopefully, some will find it useful. And, also hopefully, none will find it repetitive.
So now, the inaugural edition of Around the Edu-Horn:
GA’s Kathy Cox to lead new national ed org to help states with RttT goals — http://www.deliveryinstitute.org/index.html
Mark Schneider asks some tough questions of OECD — http://blog.american.com/?page_id=13698
RT @tvanderark NJ hosting debate on role of private enterprise in edu — http://bit.ly/9VKsbD
RT @hechingerreport In Central Falls, Rhode Island, looks like fired teachers will all be re-hired — http://bit.ly/byb4Mg
RT @eduflack: Asking of the strength of the term “ed reform” on @edReformer — http://tinyurl.com/25k2xrg