Welcome to the Education lounge, the Post-Bulletin's education blog.
We envision this as a place for smaller education stories, extended analysis, short blurbs about local achievers, basically as a place to fit all the news that isn't fit to print for whatever reason. But I'll post my articles here, too. I'll also post interesting education stories from around the state and country. Ideally, we want this to be a place for interesting, amusing and thought-provoking items and discussions, particularly on local issues involving area public and private schools, as well as our colleges and universities in town.
At this point, we have dubbed it the extremely exciting "Education Notebook." We went through a bevy of different names, but all came off cheesy and ridiculous. (Most reminded me of an after school special: "Back of the Class," "School Crossing," "The Backpack. Others were puns off of my last name and anyone familiar with the Post-Bulletin knows that puns are strict Kiger territory. Especially when related to a blog.)
But through all of the different titles, there are two names I kind of favor: Book Smart and Spilled Ink.
I like Book Smart only because then we can use the abbreviation "BS." (That pretty accurately describes what many call "my writing style." Also, "Elliot is a hack" was too long for our server.) "Spilled Ink" sounds kind of cool, and I like the allusion to material that didn't fit in our regular pages, but it really doesn't scream education at all. Ideally, people should be able to tell this is about education by the name itself.
So at this point, we'll keep Education Notebook as the defacto title, although it may eventually meld into something else. We aren't bound by brick and mortar here -- if you have a suggestion, send it over. Think of it as a contest like Alan DeKeyrel's #winwednesday on Twitter (but there won't be any money exchanged).
Also, if you have a suggestion or question, send those, too. We'll try to keep things above the belt here. We can debate ideas without resulting to ALL CAPS, curse words or libelous claims.
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