A Happy Friday to all and to all a Good Fish Fry.

Common Core: Educators in Colorado want to surpass the minimums in the Core (Denver Post) while an Ohio former school board member argues against the Core and encourages more rigorous standards (Newark Advocate)

Competency: Lumina Foundation chooses 20 colleges for effort to share guidance on competency (Chronicle of Higher Education)  with at least one school’s efforts receiving local coverage out of Albany (Albany Business Journal)

Blended: Rhode Island school receives training grant (Providence Journal)

Spanning the Globe: in Cambridge, foundation puts schools entire curriculum on iTunes (Cambridge News)

Early College: dual enrollment helps students in New Jersey (NJ.com)

Competence: better grammar would be “how can Maine students…” or “why Maine students..”  just putting that out there before reading this (Bangor Daily News)

BONUS LINK: it’s Lent, and so that means Friday fish fries.  A link to the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s locations is here, but there are many others around the country. My family and I will be at St. James tonight.