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Blogs for teachers

Kafi Payne taught Spanish at EXCEL High School at McClymonds before taking a job in the Oakland school district’s new teacher support department. Payne posts the latest workshops, free supplies and Web resources, as well as discussion topics, on a new blog called, “So you want to be a teacher in Oakland?”

For national perspectives, there’s Ed Week’s Teacher Beat, which today has a post about proposed teacher tenure reforms in Ohio, Florida and D.C.

And if you’re in the mood for something mindless and silly, check out education blogger Alexander Russo’s post today of the “20 hottest education folks of 2009.” It’s titled Hot…for Education 2009. I didn’t nominate anyone, I swear, but Russlynn Ali did make the top 20, and there’s a San Francisco school board member in there, too.

photo of Kafi Payne from her teachers blog

Katy Murphy

Education reporter for the Oakland Tribune. Contact me at kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com.