An interesting article by a current employer about the need for schools to innovate-- we need schooling based on the information revolution, rather than schools based on the industrial revolution: "Industrial Age Education is a Disservice to Students"
CNN.com has a well-written piece today by a business schoolstudent discussing how educational programs in music aren't just "extras," but in fact teach the core lessons 21st-century students need: "Everything I need to know, I learned in music class"
The Atlantic has an interesting article on the Finish education system in its latest issue. No standardized tests, no school choice, and no teacher 'accountability', yet one of the best systems in the world. Yes, Finland has a much different population than the U.S., but the article addresses that issue too: "What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success"