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December 06, 2012 04:35 pm

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A new viral video incorporates rhythmic spoken word and overlay text to tell a perspective on schools and education. “If education is the key, then school is the lock,” the UK spoken word artist says. It has gotten over 800,000 views. What do you think of it? YouTube

Big news in the DC education community yesterday is that the College Board has recruited Stefanie Stanford, a big-name policy/advocacy specialist. David Coleman, new head of the Board, recruited her. Education Week

Congressional House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Republican-Virginia), sent a letter to his fellow republicans post-election. He expressed disappointment in the results but also encouragement at room for compromise with democrats. Specifically, he pointed out education, saying that it’s necessary for Congress to make it easier for “parents and students to make informed decisions about what type of post-high school education is right for them.” New America Foundation

If the Obama Administration were to make a to-do list for education in the next four years, what would be on it? Here’s a comprehensive list. The Quick & The Ed

In Kentucky, there’s a battle raging among legislators over raising the dropout age, again. They’ve had this argument before, and proponents of raising the age from 16 to 18 have previously been outvoted over funding questions. WFPL – NPR

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