Sometimes known as the “education blogmother,” Joanne Jacobs has been “linking and thinking on education” since 2001 at joannejacobs.com. Her book on a college-prep charter school for Hispanic students, "Our School: The Inspiring Story of Two Teachers, One Big Idea and the Charter School That Beat the Odds," was published in 2005. She launched Community College Spotlight (ccspotlight.org) for the Hechinger Report this year. In an earlier life, she was a San Jose Mercury News editorial writer and Knight-Ridder op-ed columnist.