December 10, 2006

Ninth grade angst—for everyone

This morning, the St. Petersburg Times published an entire section devoted to a feature on ninth grade by reporter Ron Matus and photographer Lara Cerri. Matus and Cerri followed ninth graders in 2005-06 and did a remarkable job of earning their trust and watching several go through serious crises. I'm not done with the article, but this is one of those stories that should be read by anyone who cares about high schools and teenagers.

Regardless of previous kudos about what had been talked about as the most important education article in the year, I can only say, move over, Paul Tough. Ron Matus just ate your lunch, reporting-wise.

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Posted in Education policy on December 10, 2006 8:38 AM |