Best Of The Week (December 11-18, 2015)

BEST OF THE WEEK

Politico: How Ryan & Kline made NCLB rewrite happen ow.ly/VMGqz

WSJ: Clinton Views on Charter Schools, Teacher Evaluations Upset Some Democrats http://ow.ly/W54NY

NYT: How School Segregation Persists in Gentrifying Neighborhoods pllqt.it/cmqOp1

Slate: For-profit charter schools are failing and fading. Here’s why. http://ow.ly/W4HvW

US News: State Education Funding Hasn’t Recovered from Recession ow.ly/VPaIN

NYT: Success Academy isn’t the only charter network shortening its long school day nyti.ms/1m9FMTB

BuzzFeed: Investors Rebel Against Controversial Online School Operator K12 ow.ly/W1II4

FROM “THE GRADE”

Beltway Outlets Accurately Reported How ESSA “Sausage” Got Made, Says Hill Insider http://ow.ly/W5tBX

The Strange, Off-Balance State Of Local Investigative Journalism ow.ly/VUWZy

More Questions re LAT Decision To Publish District Allegations ow.ly/VRhvf

When Mainstream Media Passes Along Misinformation ow.ly/VYELj

More Kudos For  Catalyst Chicago from Columbia Journalism Review ow.ly/W2oO9

KICKERS

New Yorker: Why Zuckerberg’s Critics Are Wrong pllqt.it/XQKBIq

Vox: A heartbreaking account of Obama comforting the grieving families after Sandy Hook ow.ly/VRS5S

Gawker: Here’s the Full, Extremely Dumb Email That Shut Down the Entire L.A. Public School System nzzl.us/fmmIxSu

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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.