The Department of Education has put out a call for readers to judge entries in the Investing in Innovation Fund competition. (Applications for the fund aren’t out yet, but this call is a sure sign they’re coming soon.) This is crucial stuff: as with all jury trials, this depends on having smart, well-informed folks on the panel. You’ll need to be available for a total of four weeks between May and July. Please consider doing this, and asking your friends and colleagues to do it. Check out Education Week’s write-up here, get official details here, and download the application itself here.