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



NBC News: Powerball Windfall? Schools Don’t Always Benefit From Lottery Sales

Sun-Times: Chicago Teachers Union allies benefit from newly enriched union foundation

Politico: Conservative group nears big payoff in Supreme Court case

WNYC: Cuomo Strikes a Different Tone on Education This Year

KPLU: A ‘No-Nonsense’ Classroom Where Teachers Don’t Say ‘Please’

EdWeek: How the ex-Googlers AltSchools hope to revolutionize K-12 analytics

Chalkbeat: Why some New York City high schools that were designed to be diverse aren’t

ProPublica: What happened when one NYC high school took down its metal detectors?


How Coverage Of 183-Campus KIPP Charter Network Has Evolved

Little-Known Nonprofit EdSource Today Covers Big-State Education News

How To Be A Smart Supreme Court Coverage Reader

NYT Reporter Aims To Understand Emotions Behind School Issues


NY Daily News: Inside transgender students’ war over school bathrooms

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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