Best Education Journalism Of The Week (October 24-30, 2015)

BEST OF THE WEEK

NYT: Surprise! Florida and Texas Excel in Math and Reading Scores http://ow.ly/U3ria

CNN: Ben Carson’s surprising position on education funding http://ow.ly/U2QgC

NYT: At a Success Academy Charter School, Singling Out Pupils Who Have ‘Got to Go’ ow.ly/U0api

ChalkbeatCO: In Denver school board race, a telling divide over what defines a “neighborhood http://ow.ly/U3gqR

Five Thirty Eight: Cops In Classrooms Are Encouraged With Federal $$, But Rarely Evaluated ow.ly/TVs0E

WBEZ Chicago: Fight over charter school signals philosophical differences in how schools are viewed http://ow.ly/U2Q9Y

LA Times:  Homeless near Koreatown charter put school’s mission to the test ow.ly/TWNSJ

Sun-Times: Warrant reveals just how hard Byrd-Bennett pushed for crooked deal ow.ly/TYy6R

NPR: The Online College That’s Helping Undocumented Students http://ow.ly/U3qLM

LA Times: Can the ‘worst kid ever’ survive probation camp and thrive? http://ow.ly/U3cGr

FROM THE GRADE

Five Quick Thoughts About the NYT”s Charter School Story ow.ly/U1qc1

5 Teacher Prep Stories I’d Like To See (More Of) ow.ly/TTVgO

What’s A Magnet Montessori Got To Do With NCLB? Dunno. ow.ly/U0mpu

Behind The Scenes At Politico’s Morning Education ow.ly/TXh79

Blizzard Of Testing Coverage Still Leaves Lots Of Gaps ow.ly/TTPtC

Even In Minnesota, It’s Nearly Impossible To Get Teacher Prep Performance Data  ow.ly/TQCHJ

Thanks to the Washington Post’s Erik Wemple for mentioning my Merrow/Moskowitz work in his recent piece (New York Times, PBS face stunning disclosures from targets of their investigations)** 

KICKERS

DNA Info: NYC Schools Boss Touts Pen Pal System as Substitute for Racial Integration ow.ly/U1sY4

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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 alexanderrusso@gmail.com.