Article selection criteria

These are the questions Kim asks as he reads and skims more than 150 articles that arrive each week and decides which to summarize:

The Memo does not cover breaking news - Education Week and a number of online sites do that well. Also not covered: articles that are overly abstract and theoretical, narrow and technical, highly specialized, didactic, axe-to-grind, macro policy, and those dealing with legal issues. Because of copyright issues, the Memo doesn't include graphics and cartoons.