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The Cresthill School District has a new blog focusing on it. Welcome and happy writing!

Lennie at Education Matters has posted Part I and Part II of his first-person account of Michael Medved’s Chicago appearance from Monday.

Great stuff.

There’s more information at Keeping An Eye on the Illinois Energy Consortium website. Which reminds me, I got a note the other day saying that the final hearing in the case of Tarsitano v. District 211 will be held on June 6, so mark that date on your calendar!

 And most importantly, I am wearing a new dress for spring 🙂

The Carnival of Education is a weekly collection of the best blog posts from around the education-oriented blogosphere. This week’s Carnival of Education is here.

For parents and teachers of high school-aged students, one of the interesting links in the Carnival was about a study mapping sexual and romantic relationships in one public high school in Ohio.

Here’s the original link.

Taking a break from the drama in District 211, here’s a blog from Robby Moeller, a recent graduate of District 214.

In a post called School Battles from the Heartland he writes:

Two new candidates have decided to run on a conservative platform of reform and accountability, and the reaction from the local press, administrators, and current board members would make one think that former followers of the Hale-Bopp Comet cult had promised to bring purple shrouds and cyanide-laced kool-aid to our schools.

In her 2005 book from Harvard University Press Battling Corruption in America’s Public Schools, author Lydia Segal points out that in the early decades of the 20th century, it was the progressive movement that was most associated with the move to reform.

Indeed, all citizens of good will, progressive or conservative, share a joint desire that when it comes to school districts, the money raised in taxes from the citizens of the community go into educating the kids. Corruption is when the money goes somewhere else.