Best Of The Week: September 18-25, 2015


Politico: Arne Duncan’s Wars

LA Times: $490-million plan would put half of LAUSD students in charter schools

Atlantic: A Philly High School Where College Is Not the Goal

Chalkbeat: As city acts on their cause, community school advocates carve out a new role

Deadspin: Who’s Funding Kevin Johnson’s Secret Government?

EdWeek: Schools Deemed ‘Discriminatory’ Struggle to Erase Disparities

WNYC: City Schools Are Overcrowded, With No End in Sight

The Guardian: Youth heroin crisis prompts call for schools to keep antidote naloxone on hand

Remembering Dasani, The NYT’s “Invisible Child” 


There Are 3 Ways To Write About Schools – 2 Of Which Are Lame 

Let’s Sharpen Up The Questions & Confirmations? 

Politico’s Big Education Package (Brought To You By Comcast) 

Bloomberg EDU Radio Show Shut Down After Four Years 

That PR Person You’re Ignoring Might Have Once Been A White House Reporter 

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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