Best Education Writing Of The Week (September 11, 2015)



Hechinger: Teachers wanted: Passion a must, patience required, pay negligible

LA Times: The best and worst things about being a student of color.

NYT Magazine: Xavier University’s Prescription for More Black Doctors

Slate: How Common Core Changed Teachers’ Jobs

The 74: The Forgotten Students of California’s Drought

Politico: Back to School Ukraine’s Front Lines


Russakoff Explains Why Organized Opposition Gets Less Attention In “The Prize”

It’s Probably Not Wise To Describe Education Poll Results The Way AP Did

Doug Harris Make The Case For Reacting Calmly To Media Coverage

New Year, New Education Site (Schoolhouse Voices)

Best & Worst Reviews Of Newark Book Out Today

Daily Beast: MSNBC’s Softball Interview Fails To Disclose Backers


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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