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The Week Ahead: Tampa Awaits Republican National Convention

 You can now read my full interview with William Bushaw, co-director of the 2012 Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll on The Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools, over at  EdMedia Commons. Bushaw also answered questions from reporters, and you can follow that discussion by clicking here.

For more on the political aspects of the poll’s results, click here. I also looked at the findings related to the public’s perceptions of teachers, and you can read that blog post here.

Out in Las Vegas, President Obama sat down with a few teachers before a campaign rally at a local high school, and the educators said he was “easy to talk to,” the Las Vegas Sun reported. The president’s speech to supporters focused on education issues, where he reaffirmed his view that the nation’s global competitiveness depends heavily on how successful schools are at reaching students.

I’ve never considered the political leanings of a tropical weather system but quite a few pundits are suggesting that Hurricane Isaac just might have some strong opinions.

When the Republican National Convention gets underway in Tampa, I’m relying on Education Week’s top-notch trio  — Politics K-12 blogger Alyson Klein, On Special Education’s Nirvi Shah, and editor Mark Bomster — to keep me informed. In the meantime I hope everyone stays dry — and safe.



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