Best Education Journalism Of The Week (Feb. 14-20, 2016)

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Screengrab from a first-person Vox narrative about how schools end up being so segregated.


Washington Post: Parents, teachers and children rally for public education at schools across the nation

NPR: Bernie Sanders Promises Free College. Will It Work?

TIME: How Antonin Scalia’s Death Will Help Teachers’ Unions

The Atlantic: Will Salary Increases Solve the Teacher Shortages?

NYT: New York Schools Wonder: How White Is Too White?

Vox: I’m a New York City school administrator. Here’s how segregation lives on.

WSJ: Look, Mom, I’m Writing a Term Paper on My Smartphone –


USA Today Teacher Abuse Recordkeeping Story Spreading Nationally & Generating Changes

With Viral “Rip & Redo” Video, Both The NYT & Success Academy Could Have Done Better

Mainstream Coverage Of Big-City Northern School Integration Efforts Was Deeply Flawed, Says New Book

Education Stories Among 2015 Polk Award Winners


USA Today: Oops! School emails ‘Hurt Feelings Report’ that makes fun of whiners

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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