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

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Bright: Automated Teachers, Augmented Reality And Floating Chairs

BEST OF THE WEEK

NYT: Bridging a Digital Divide That Leaves Schoolchildren Behind http://ow.ly/YNIag

Sacramento Bee : Parents alarmed after hearing about California student data transfer http://ow.ly/YNJpw

Washington Post: King trying to repair the administration’s frayed relationship with teachers http://ow.ly/YNIkE

USA Today: Education Dept nominee on path to quick confirmation vote http://ow.ly/YLWjw

LA Times: Vergara lawsuit challenging teacher job protections goes to appeals court http://ow.ly/YLWdq

Chicago Sun-Times: How Chicago Teachers Union spends $26.5M/year http://ow.ly/YBOm8

Feds Eye Disparities in Supports for SAT, ACT  http://ow.ly/YLKWP

The Atlantic: San Jose, the place where the poor once thrived http://ow.ly/YNJYy

Wisconsin Post Crescent: Educators do little time for sex crimes http://ow.ly/YLOmV

FROM THE GRADE

USAT Teacher Story Illustrates Possibilities & Perils Of “Digital Storytelling” http://ow.ly/YKSam

Undaunted, NYT Follows Up On “Rip & Redo” Video http://ow.ly/YL1ol  

The Appeal – & Challenges – Of Comparing Education Outlets ow.ly/YHrKt  

New Opportunities – & New Challenges – For 7 Education Journalism Teams http://ow.ly/YFf3H

Long-Term Trends In Education Journalism http://ow.ly/YChJ4

THE KICKER

NBC News: College Loans Go Viral in ‘Sallie Mae Back’ Rap Video http://ow.ly/YNKlr

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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 alexanderrusso@gmail.com.