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

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From this week’s New Yorker.

BEST OF THE WEEK

NYT: How Hillary Clinton Went Undercover to Examine Race in Education http://ow.ly/WO3yX

Marketplace: Out of public housing, and hoping for something better http://ow.ly/WO3m2

NYT: NJ School District Eases Pressure on Students, Baring an Ethnic Divide http://ow.ly/WO4aB

EdWeek: Newtown Families, Teachers’ Unions Applaud Obama’s Actions on Guns http://ow.ly/WO3gx

American Prospect: New Education Law Sparks Civil Rights Concerns http://ow.ly/WO0sX

US News: Kindergarten Today Looks Like First Grade a Decade Ago http://ow.ly/WO3vL

FROM “THE GRADE”

Fortune Chronicles Big Business’ Roller-Coaster Common Core Relationship ow.ly/WLuvg

Don’t Fall For Easy Catch Phrases Like “Race To The Bottom” ow.ly/WIKap

Lots Of Unknowns Accompany New AP Education Team Announcement ow.ly/We19e

KICKER

Marin County journalism teacher launches YouTube sitcom, ‘Rich Bay High’ http://ow.ly/WO6Op 

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.