Best Education Journalism Of The Week (Feb. 20-26, 2016)


Bright: Automated Teachers, Augmented Reality And Floating Chairs


NYT: Bridging a Digital Divide That Leaves Schoolchildren Behind

Sacramento Bee : Parents alarmed after hearing about California student data transfer

Washington Post: King trying to repair the administration’s frayed relationship with teachers

USA Today: Education Dept nominee on path to quick confirmation vote

LA Times: Vergara lawsuit challenging teacher job protections goes to appeals court

Chicago Sun-Times: How Chicago Teachers Union spends $26.5M/year

Feds Eye Disparities in Supports for SAT, ACT

The Atlantic: San Jose, the place where the poor once thrived

Wisconsin Post Crescent: Educators do little time for sex crimes


USAT Teacher Story Illustrates Possibilities & Perils Of “Digital Storytelling”

Undaunted, NYT Follows Up On “Rip & Redo” Video  

The Appeal – & Challenges – Of Comparing Education Outlets  

New Opportunities – & New Challenges – For 7 Education Journalism Teams

Long-Term Trends In Education Journalism


NBC News: College Loans Go Viral in ‘Sallie Mae Back’ Rap Video

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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