Best Of The Week (September 28-October 2, 2015)

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BEST OF THE WEEK

AP: Education Secretary Arne Duncan steps down after 7-year term http://ow.ly/SXhGh

Texas Observer: South Texas Superintendent Pioneers Early College Approach http://ow.ly/SSeHd 

WBEZ: Chicago Public Schools lowers graduation rate after WBEZ finds errors http://ow.ly/SWnZC 

The Seventy Four: Ohio’s Charter School Disaster http://ow.ly/SXgXg

TIME: Why the SAT and the ACT are competing for students long before college http://ow.ly/SXkNb

WNYC: History Repeats Itself in Brooklyn School Rezoning http://ow.ly/SXpXy

Mic: Why Your Old Graphing Calculator Is Still Being Used – & Still Costs a Fortune http://fb.me/45MIk8feU

FROM THE GRADE

Husband Of NYT Race and Equity Reporter Involved In BKLYN Gentrification Story http://ow.ly/STJxZ 

Is Education Journalism Over-Focused On Reform Battles? http://ow.ly/SWL1c

At Newark Panel, Journalists Let Advocates’ Claims Go Unchallenged http://ow.ly/SNSR7 

Philly Magazine’s Messed-Up Cover Story http://ow.ly/SQlwo

How The Media Botched The Columbine School Shooting http://ow.ly/SLTgU 

What To Do When The Person You’re Quoting Is Your Predecessor? http://ow.ly/SNCfU

Another National News Outlet Without A National Ed Reporter http://ow.ly/SKEWa 

THE KICKER

WGN Radio: How does racial inequality thrive in good schools?  http://ow.ly/SXhLT

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.