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The Week That Was: GOOD Education

The Week That Was. We started a contest! You have until next Sunday to submit your healthy student lunch ideas, with gift...


The Week That Was.


We started a contest! You have until next Sunday to submit your healthy student lunch ideas, with gift certificates to Whole Foods Market being given away for the most clever and innovative submissions. Go to it.


We met computer engineering Barbie, learned yet another reason not to drop out of school, and examined Utah's bizarre proposal to skip all of 12th grade.

We wondered whether our education is preparing us for jobs we'll hate, and whether how cities are designed might cut down on childhood obesity.

Morning Roundups continued to pick up steam. Are there stories you'd like included? Please, let us know.

The Community Board was alive and well. Keep it coming.

And be sure to check out our latest transparency on the achievement gap, which illustrates the disparity between how white students versus students of color perform in the classroom.

In case you missed it, Jamie Oliver's speech at this year's TED, asking that all kids be taught about food:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=go_QOzc79Uc&feature=youtu.be&a

Photo of a student lunch at the University of Helsinki (cc) via Flickr user Suviko.