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BEST OF THE WEEK

Morning Consult: How Old-School Legislating Brought an Education Bill to the Finish Line 

Mother Jones: This is What It’s Like to Be a Muslim Schoolkid in America Right Now 

NYT: Cuomo Task Force Signals Further Retreat From Common Core School Standards

USA Today: San Bernardino school cafeterias checked for tampering 

Tampa Bay Times: Pinellas suspends black kids more than virtually every other big Florida district http://ow.ly/VMjMm

The Telegraph: Pearson is a lesson in how tough the education sector really is

Center on Public Integrity: An epidemic of questionable arrests by school police http://ow.ly/VMkVL

FROM THE GRADE

LA Times Gets Unlikely Support For Publishing Allegations Against Famed LA Teacher  

Education Stories Flourishing On Medium 

Pinellas County series makes CJR “Best of 2015” list

Seattle Times Education Coverage Includes Live Events, Social Media (& Also “Solutions”)

KICKERS

The Seventy-Four: How I Tried (and Failed) to Close the Worst School in Tennessee http://ow.ly/VMk8k

BuzzFeed: Apple’s Tim Cook Says Apple Won’t Make The “Test Machines” Taking Over Classrooms http://ow.ly/VMiEy

Image via Randi Weingarten

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.