Best Of The Week (October 31-November 6), 2015)


LA Times: Better pay, more time to plan and one other thing teachers want from you

Politico: Here’s why $7B SIG didn’t help worst schools

Vox: What Success Academy fight over kicking out students says about charter movement

NYT: Success Academy Founder Calls ‘Got to Go’ List an Anomaly

Hechinger Report: At a school in poorest neighborhood, literacy is up/disciplinary problems are down

WBEZ: Two Chicago public schools inch closer to integration after divided vote | WBEZ 91.5 Chicago

WNYC: How One ‘Struggling’ School Succeeded Where Others Failed

LA Times: Who will lead L.A. Unified? [interactive]


Opposition Underplayed In Last Week’s Test Reduction Coverage

Re-Imagining Education Coverage: Failure & Success

The Alternative To Foundation-Funded Education Journalism: Sponsorships & Subscriptions

No Longer The New Kid On The Block, HuffPost Education Still Adds Value

When “On The Media” Features Education

New Rules: Making This Site Better


The Marshall Project: Why It’s Hard to Be a Poor Boy With Richer Neighbors

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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