Best Education Journalism Of The Week (January 2-8, 2016)


From this week’s New Yorker.


NYT: How Hillary Clinton Went Undercover to Examine Race in Education

Marketplace: Out of public housing, and hoping for something better

NYT: NJ School District Eases Pressure on Students, Baring an Ethnic Divide

EdWeek: Newtown Families, Teachers’ Unions Applaud Obama’s Actions on Guns

American Prospect: New Education Law Sparks Civil Rights Concerns

US News: Kindergarten Today Looks Like First Grade a Decade Ago


Fortune Chronicles Big Business’ Roller-Coaster Common Core Relationship

Don’t Fall For Easy Catch Phrases Like “Race To The Bottom”

Lots Of Unknowns Accompany New AP Education Team Announcement


Marin County journalism teacher launches YouTube sitcom, ‘Rich Bay High’ 

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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