Best Education Journalism Of The Week (September 11-18, 2015)

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Chicago Public Radio: The Education of Jose Garcia: Part 1 

Slate: How the juvenile justice system eats kids for breakfast. 

Hechinger Report: can u fix education w/ txts?

The Atlantic: Will School Discipline Reform Change Anything?

New Yorker: When A Neighborhood School Goes Away

School Choice and the Chaotic State of Racial Desegregation

The Big Roundtable: A mother goes to war with the Lords of Education on behalf of her gifted, legally blind five year old

NPR: The Surgeon Who Became An Activist For Baby Talk 

Chalkbeat: The revolving schoolhouse door [2014]


Did Seattle Strike Catch Outlets By Surprise?

More Questions About “The Prize” | @washmonthly

Teacher Diversity Report Coverage Ignores Missing Districts

The Education Story You’re Reading Might Come From A Sponsored Conference

Boston Globe Launches Expanded Education Effort

A Pair Of [Pleasant] Duds From The NYT & WSJ 

Attempt To Satirize French “Back To School” Obsession Backfires (Badly) 

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