Best Education Journalism Of The Week (November 7-13, 2015)

BEST OF THE WEEK

Washington Post : Hillary Clinton wades into the internal Democratic debate over public schools http://ow.ly/UCkJu

US News: Facebook’s Zuckerberg Doubles Down on Education Investments http://ow.ly/UCnjL

NBC: Activist DeRay Mckesson Gives Speech About Being Black and Gay ow.ly/UuhxL

Sacramento Bee: What’s next for Michelle Rhee, once the national face of education activism? http://ow.ly/UCmKz

Colorado Public Radio: Like Peers Nationwide, Colorado Students Struggle With New Tests ow.ly/UAlsk

PBS NewsHour: Struggling School Tries “Self-Organized” Learning bit.ly/1QAv04F

Catalyst: Chicago leads way on charter school unions http://ow.ly/UCmgb

NJ: How N.J. school district is making enrollment much easier | NJ.com ow.ly/UyP8R

LA Times: With $100M Geffen gift, UCLA announces launch of new school for employees & community members ow.ly/UzDv8

MinnPost: More young Somali-Americans are choosing careers in education ow.ly/UBTHS

BRIGHT: When School Feels Like Jail ow.ly/UwUx5

LA Times: In L.A. Unified, restorative justice has been slow to take hold ow.ly/UtjJd

FROM “THE GRADE

Nikole Hannah-Jones Is Everywhere ow.ly/UqqRI

How FLA Reporters Almost Missed School Resegregation Story ow.ly/Uxawm

Hechinger Report Crowdfunding Coverage of Immigrant Education ow.ly/UtAoh

Trying To Understand Coverage Of Clinton’s Charter School Critique ow.ly/Uwpat

WSJ Common Core Story Over-Emphasizes Setbacks, Lumps States Into Mystery Categories ow.ly/UqY8x

The Seventy Four Gets Rubio On Record, Publishes In @TheAtlanticEDU ow.ly/UznhI

KICKERS

The Guardian: America’s poorest white town: abandoned by coal, swallowed by drugs | US news ow.ly/UzdVP

Jacobin: The Philanthropy Hustle http://ow.ly/UCmm9

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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.