Best Education Writing Of The Week (October 5-9, 2015)

BEST OF THE WEEK

NPR: Surprisingly Few Urban High School Students Take The ACT Or SAT http://ow.ly/TejXm

NYT: Test Scores Under Common Core Show That ‘Proficient’ Varies by State http://ow.ly/3yhy1q

US News: Stagnant City Schools Are Failing Minorities http://nzzl.us/TbqD9b1

EIA: That Didn’t Take Long (Pugh Joins Clinton Campaign) http://bit.ly/1j9DzWE

Politico: Bowing to unions, 2016 Dems skip Campbell Brown’s education forum http://ow.ly/TejRg

Hechinger Report: A technology team from Facebook works to serve classroom teachers http://ow.ly/TejkE

The Atlantic: The Joyful, Illiterate Kindergartners of Finland http://ow.ly/T5Uh7 

FROM THE GRADE

EdWeek Sets Standard With Detailed Gates Foundation Funding Disclosure http://ow.ly/Tdvz7

Watch the NYT’s @kzernike Interview The Prize’s @dalerussakoff http://ow.ly/T84cJ

“Solutions” Journalism Gets A New Education Guide & Webinar (today!) http://ow.ly/T7w3R

So Much Coverage Of Duncan/King Announcement – But Key Details Still Missing http://ow.ly/TeiNJ

Just How Little Do The White House Press Corps & Broadcast TV Care About Education?  http://ow.ly/T4Zuy

This PBS NewsHour Segment On Teacher Residency Is Too Soft  http://ow.ly/T1I4W

KICKER

DailyKos: Why in the hell did it take a random viral video for McGraw-Hill to fix this mistake on slavery? http://ow.ly/3yhxAl

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.