The NY Times: Panel Says Schools’ Failings Could Threaten Economy and National Security
"The panel made three main recommendations:
The WSJ: School Reform's Establishment Turn: The Council on Foreign Relations endorses choice and competition.
"But the real story is how much progress the reform movement has made when pillars of the establishment are willing to endorse a choice movement that would have been too controversial even a few years ago."
From the vantage point of the work we're doing with school districts around the country at the Institute for Innovation in Public School Choice (IIPSC), I would have to say that the cutting edge is combining charter and regular district-administered schools in one system, as in Denver (and underway in Chicago)