Good morning sports fans.  Yesterday’s afternoon edition received just as many page views as the morning edition typically does, unless I write something catchy.   If I had time, I’d do both: a morning news round-up and an afternoon column-type edition.  That’s very similar to how newspapers worked in cities long ago.  The morning papers had the news and the evening papers were better-known for their depth and features.  *But none had a BONUS LINK, so there.*

Hacker schools: a new path to tech jobs (eSchoolNews)

Common Core: conservative legislator makes odd claim to oppose Common Core… not exactly news but it’s one of the few pieces of online journalism where the comments are actually more constructive to understanding the Common Core debate than the article itself (Washington Post)

Governance: Republican candidates for state superintendent debate in Georgia. This idea of a statewide elected superintendent fascinates me to no end. It makes the position too political but it also better reflects the will of the public. (Atlanta Journal & Constitution)

Blended, Down Under: Aussie teacher melds the best of the old with the best of the new, earns $50,000 prize (Melbourne Herald-Sun)

Tablets: three ways to use the tablet in the classroom (Guardian, U.S. edition) 

Competency-based learning: Western Governors University freezes tuition for seventh straight year (Digital Journal)

BONUS LINK: a little Oasis to get you going this morning (YouTube)