Best Of The Week: September 18-25, 2015

BEST OF THE WEEK 

Politico: Arne Duncan’s Wars http://ow.ly/SGkzx

LA Times: $490-million plan would put half of LAUSD students in charter schools http://ow.ly/SGkLh

Atlantic: A Philly High School Where College Is Not the Goal http://ow.ly/SGlb2

Chalkbeat: As city acts on their cause, community school advocates carve out a new role http://ow.ly/SGkwI

Deadspin: Who’s Funding Kevin Johnson’s Secret Government? http://ow.ly/SGkIK

EdWeek: Schools Deemed ‘Discriminatory’ Struggle to Erase Disparities http://ow.ly/SGloM

WNYC: City Schools Are Overcrowded, With No End in Sight http://ow.ly/SGm8Q

The Guardian: Youth heroin crisis prompts call for schools to keep antidote naloxone on hand http://ow.ly/SGmeu

Remembering Dasani, The NYT’s “Invisible Child” http://ow.ly/SCsYu 

FROM “THE GRADE” 

There Are 3 Ways To Write About Schools – 2 Of Which Are Lame ow.ly/SFCE9 

Let’s Sharpen Up The Questions & Confirmations? http://ow.ly/SAjjL 

Politico’s Big Education Package (Brought To You By Comcast) http://ow.ly/SDu0K 

Bloomberg EDU Radio Show Shut Down After Four Years http://ow.ly/SwZr5 

That PR Person You’re Ignoring Might Have Once Been A White House Reporter ow.ly/Su09N 

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.