The new Carnival of Education is up at the Education Wonks. Read the post after it as well, about teachers' first amendment rights. It's interesting.

Also, Jessica (who has gone now *sigh*) will be journaling her year in Costa Rica with the children, focusing on their acquisition of a new language through total immersion. She hopes to put together a study of some sort on the subject. I am pleading with her to blog about it. I will let you know if she does.