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By John Published: March 11, 2010

Bob Somerby writes a blog called The Daily Howler that watchdogs the media with Mencken-like humor. Somerby taught for 12 years in the Baltimore City Schools, which is why I always read his criticism of education reporting with extra interest. Today he tackles coverage of national academic standards.

Linda Perlstein at the Education Writers Association also covers education coverage. Check out this piece warning about exaggerations in childhood obesity stories.

And speaking of EWA, congratulations to Scott Stephens of Catalyst Ohio (former education reporter for the Plain Dealer)for winning second place in the Education Writers Association awards for beat reporting.

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