First Bell 8-8-12

A first look at this morning's most important education news:

Fordham's latest

"Lawmakers should keep the Coverdell tax break alive," By Adam Emerson, Choice Words

"The public's take on: virtual education," By Tyson Eberhart, Flypaper

"Prediction: STEM push will bear no fruit," By Kai Filipczak, Flypaper

Ben Bennett is a LEE Summer Policy and Advocacy Fellow at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute