Take a broader look at what's happening globally or nationally across the field of education:

America as 100 people: 'Village' concept used to teach
http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2009-09-02-america-village_N.htm

'Hot' jobs? Health care, energy, many not requiring bachelor's
http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2009-09-01-jobs-community-college_N.htm

In a recession, is college worth it? Fear of debt changes plans
http://www.usatoday.com/money/perfi/college/2009-08-30-college-costs-recession_N.htm

SAT scores show disparities by race, gender, family income
http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2009-08-25-SAT-scores_N.htm

Are social networks making students more narcissistic?
http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2009-08-24-narcissism-young_N.htm

The Secret Schools: Across the world, poor parents are paying to educate their children

http://www.ednews.org/articles/the-secret-schools-across-the-world-poor-parents-are-paying-to-educate-their-children-2.html

Primary schools 'shunning books'
http://www.ednews.org/articles/primary-schools-shunning-books-.html

Let the Children Play (Some More)
http://www.ednews.org/articles/let-the-children-play-%28some-more%29-.html

Top-Notch Teachers Found to Affect Peers
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2009/09/01/03peer.html?tkn=LPNFRrvNNUKF6BHV90yfESjIQqXBDVcNS2Mc

Culture of Data Evolves in Fulton Schools
http://www.edweek.org/dd/articles/2009/08/31/04fulton.h02.html