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

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 

PBS NewsHour: Struggling School Tries “Self-Organized” Learning 

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

NJ: How N.J. school district is making enrollment much easier |

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

MinnPost: More young Somali-Americans are choosing careers in education 

BRIGHT: When School Feels Like Jail 

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

FROM “THE GRADE”

Nikole Hannah-Jones Is Everywhere

How FLA Reporters Almost Missed School Resegregation Story 

Hechinger Report Crowdfunding Coverage of Immigrant Education 

Trying To Understand Coverage Of Clinton’s Charter School Critique

WSJ Common Core Story Over-Emphasizes Setbacks, Lumps States Into Mystery Categories 

The Seventy Four Gets Rubio On Record, Publishes In @TheAtlanticEDU

KICKERS

The Guardian: America’s poorest white town: abandoned by coal, swallowed by drugs | US news 

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

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.