Best Education Journalism Of The Week (January 22-29, 2016)

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EdWeek: States Are Closing the ‘Honesty Gap’ in Test Results, Study Says

USA Today: New analysis of math, reading scores ‘very disconcerting

Politico New York: With Cuomo quiet, teachers’ union goes back on offense against charters

LA Times: 

Chicago Tribune: Choices are slim for an affordable home in a walkable area

The Seventy Four:The Past, Present, and Future of Detroit Public Schools

Boston Globe: Denver’s unified enrollments may offer Boston a lesson


Insights From Last Week’s Flint/Detroit Media Coverage

Diverse Funding & Self-Assessment Might Improve LA Times’ Coverage

NewsHour Launches New Weekly Education Segment

Towards Smarter “Teacher Shortage” Stories in 2016

Lessons From Al Jazeera America (RIP)

Turning Points For Big-City Education Journalism (But Nothing For DC)


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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