Thanks to all of you who read and comment on this site, and send me ideas and correct my wrong-headedness on all sorts of issues. I can’t tell you how much I’ve learned and how much I appreciate engaging with you.

I’m off to Boston this morning to spend the holidays with my mom and sister, so there likely won’t be anything new posted here for the next few days.

You can always find me on Twitter, of course (@alexanderrusso) and Facebook.

Have a safe and relaxing holiday season, and I’ll see you soon!

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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