Best Education Writing Of The Week

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“School Starts Sept. 9. Resistance is futile. You will be educated” (Not new but still fun.)

BEST WRITING

New Yorker: The Life and Death of Jamaica High School ow.ly/Rmtzm

Enquirer: First day at one of Camden’s new neighborhood charter schools http://ow.ly/RsHaF  

ProPublica: Small Group Goes to Great Lengths to Block Homeschooling Regulation ow.ly/RvnXb  

NYT: GOP hopefuls vie to prove how small federal education footprint will be http://nyti.ms/1PAAGZO

Atlantic: What Happened When Baldwin, Michigan, Decided to Send Every Kid to College? //ow.ly/R2LyB

Boston Magazine: ‘Our Kids Don’t Belong in School’ ://ow.ly/Rvo20  

Mother Jones: “Sorry, I’m Not Taking This Test”  http://ow.ly/Rlh2U  @kristinarizga

LA Times: White and black parents answer poll differently on testing http://ow.ly/Ri4MO

Reader: Chicago teachers unionnot amused by erotic fiction http://ow.ly/RoQRz  

BEST FROM THE GRADE

The Power Of Nuanced Education Writing – & Where To Find It http://ow.ly/RvB74  

Few Journalists & POC Make 2015 Social Media List (Again) http://ow.ly/RpR0F

NYT Joins Ed Coverage Arms Race http://ow.ly/RlZDm

High Hopes & Expectations For The LA Times’ Massive Education Team http://ow.ly/R3TeH

Poll Coverage Highlights Need For More Regular Use Of Data  http://ow.ly/Rpiik  

Transparency Might Shed Light On Controversial NYT Oped http://ow.ly/Rmmqg

When Your Facts Undercut The Premise Of Your Story http://ow.ly/RsLBt

Kyle Spencer Is Everywhere http://ow.ly/R0tk5

Competition Fueling “Ashley Madison” Coveragehttp://ow.ly/RsLS0

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Alexander Russo

Alexander Russo is a freelance education writer who has created several long-running blogs such as the national news site This Week In Education, District 299 (about Chicago schools), and LA School Report. He can be reached on Twitter at @alexanderrusso, on Facebook, or directly at alexanderrusso@gmail.com.