Best Education Journalism Of The Week (October 16-23, 2015)



LA Times: Meet the teacher lobby behind Hillary Clinton that’s not the teachers union

ChalkbeatNY: For two sharply divided Manhattan schools, an uncertain path to integration

NPR: A Year Later, The School System That Welcomed Unaccompanied Minors

CityLab: Report: Studying at a Diverse School Doesn’t Hurt White Kids’ Test Scores

See also NPR: The Evidence That White Children Benefit From Integrated Schools

NYT: A Disadvantaged Start Hurts Boys More Than Girls

WSJ: Economist’s Proposals on Inequality Draw Interest on Both Sides of the Political Aisle

NPR: Hey, New Teachers, It’s OK To Cry In Your Car

The Atlantic: The Eurocentric Influence on History Textbooks and Classrooms

See also NYT: How Texas Teaches History


Why Advocacy Disguised As Media Criticism Doesn’t Work*

PBS NewsHour Issues On-Air Apology Over Success Academy Segment 

Follow-up: Success Charters Invokes First Amendment, Privacy Expert Says Federal Penalties Unlikely

Should Ifill Have Challenged Hagopian’s Testing Claims? [Yes.]

Let’s Think About Journalism Funding More Reflectively Than This


New Yorker: How the Internet Has Changed Bullying

Slate: The magic school bus: Using buses to bring technology to underserved communities.

The Atlantic: Inside A School Lockdown Drill

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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