Hechinger: Teachers wanted: Passion a must, patience required, pay negligible ow.ly/S5J50

LA Times: The best and worst things about being a student of color. http://ow.ly/S6GZm

NYT Magazine: Xavier University’s Prescription for More Black Doctors http://ow.ly/RZrpi

Slate: How Common Core Changed Teachers’ Jobs http://nzzl.us/s5a6UWg

The 74: The Forgotten Students of California’s Drought http://ow.ly/S6EsI

Politico: Back to School Ukraine’s Front Lines ow.ly/S61VB


Russakoff Explains Why Organized Opposition Gets Less Attention In “The Prize” ow.ly/S6glz

It’s Probably Not Wise To Describe Education Poll Results The Way AP Did http://ow.ly/S6Fyb

Doug Harris Make The Case For Reacting Calmly To Media Coverage ow.ly/S2Gbp

New Year, New Education Site (Schoolhouse Voices) ow.ly/S6Bwd

Best & Worst Reviews Of Newark Book Out Today  http://ow.ly/RWkwK

Daily Beast: MSNBC’s Softball Interview Fails To Disclose Backers http://ow.ly/S6vRE


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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.