Best Education Journalism Of The Week (January 8-15, 2016)

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BEST OF THE WEEK

NBC News: Powerball Windfall? Schools Don’t Always Benefit From Lottery Sales http://ow.ly/X7lPv

Sun-Times: Chicago Teachers Union allies benefit from newly enriched union foundation http://ow.ly/X7m1I

Politico: Conservative group nears big payoff in Supreme Court case http://ow.ly/X7nxZ

WNYC: Cuomo Strikes a Different Tone on Education This Year http://ow.ly/X7mXY

KPLU: A ‘No-Nonsense’ Classroom Where Teachers Don’t Say ‘Please’ http://ow.ly/X7oWS

EdWeek: How the ex-Googlers AltSchools hope to revolutionize K-12 analytics http://ow.ly/X7gRX

Chalkbeat: Why some New York City high schools that were designed to be diverse aren’t ow.ly/X6qku

ProPublica: What happened when one NYC high school took down its metal detectors? ow.ly/WX5lD

FROM “THE GRADE”

How Coverage Of 183-Campus KIPP Charter Network Has Evolved ow.ly/X3UWd

Little-Known Nonprofit EdSource Today Covers Big-State Education News ow.ly/X0cZ6

How To Be A Smart Supreme Court Coverage Reader ow.ly/WV2Oz

NYT Reporter Aims To Understand Emotions Behind School Issues http://ow.ly/X7SuI

KICKER

NY Daily News: Inside transgender students’ war over school bathrooms http://ow.ly/X7lFE

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.