Welcome, welcome, welcome. Here's the news for this week

Advice from across the pond: The Guardian has published a piece written by a departing student who wants to pass on some ideas to her teachers.

Amazingly, some people still think teachers are paid too much. Here's an English teacher's perspective.

A blogger has been fired from his teaching position. In the latest evidence we have that the world is devolving into frothing insanity, the blogger was allegedly fired for writing about homophones, thereby promoting "the gay agenda." You can't make this stuff up.

The Delaware Shakespeare Festival just finished up their well-reviewed run of Hamlet. From one Delaware institution to another, nice work, players!

In Education Week, Cristina Duncan Evans wonders why, with all the hubbub about school reform, we haven't taken a look at changing summer vacation.

We've released College and Career Readiness: Writing Level 12, the latest addition to the series. Learn more about it here.

That's all for this week. We hope you're getting excited to return to school!