NPR: Surprisingly Few Urban High School Students Take The ACT Or SAT

NYT: Test Scores Under Common Core Show That ‘Proficient’ Varies by State

US News: Stagnant City Schools Are Failing Minorities

EIA: That Didn’t Take Long (Pugh Joins Clinton Campaign)

Politico: Bowing to unions, 2016 Dems skip Campbell Brown’s education forum

Hechinger Report: A technology team from Facebook works to serve classroom teachers

The Atlantic: The Joyful, Illiterate Kindergartners of Finland 


EdWeek Sets Standard With Detailed Gates Foundation Funding Disclosure

Watch the NYT’s @kzernike Interview The Prize’s @dalerussakoff

“Solutions” Journalism Gets A New Education Guide & Webinar (today!)

So Much Coverage Of Duncan/King Announcement – But Key Details Still Missing

Just How Little Do The White House Press Corps & Broadcast TV Care About Education?

This PBS NewsHour Segment On Teacher Residency Is Too Soft


DailyKos: Why in the hell did it take a random viral video for McGraw-Hill to fix this mistake on slavery?

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