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The Week That Was: GOOD Education

The Week That Was. Our school lunch contest continued to pick up steam. Be sure to get yours to us by midnight on Sunday....


The Week That Was.


Our school lunch contest continued to pick up steam. Be sure to get yours to us by midnight on Sunday. Winners will be voted upon and announced next week.

Hope or Hype? We asked City Limits reporter, Helen Zelon, a few questions are her story on the Harlem Children's Zone.

Nikhil's post on training young kids in music and how it boosts speech and reading abilities sparked lots of debate, as did Liz Dwyer's post on SAT preparation gone wild, and Nikhil's question of whether or not we're overhyping college. Maybe not everyone needs to go, after all.

We wondered whether New York City public schools will follow in the footsteps of Baltimore, by going meatless on Monday. Also, we took a quiz that determines where we fall along the millennial continuum.

Michael Salmonowicz advocated on behalf of a tutor for every child. Brendan Lowe, a teacher in the South Bronx, wrote the first dispatch from his classroom. And Mrs. Q, the teacher from Illinois who's pledged to eat a school lunch each day and then blog about it, agreed to a lengthy Q & A.

On a lighter note, students at Middlebury College are the latest to release a music video. Below, "Midd Kids:"

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZzCHcMKyDc

Photo via Mrs. Q's blog, Fed Up: School Lunch Project.