Two interesting NYTimes articles on education have come my way recently, both of which are success stories that have drawn the attention of the general media. The first is a report on an effort in Jewish schools to stamp out gossip. You can see the story at
The second story relates the success of Shimon Waronker as principal of a difficult junior high school in the Bronx - see http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/08/nyregion/08principal.html?
This story has been picked up in other places, as well - see, for example