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From the cover of this week’s New Yorker.

BEST OF THE WEEK

KPCC LA: As students sit down for second year of new exams, pressure is on to perform http://ow.ly/ZmoDb

WSJ: Christie Warns on Newark Schools http://ow.ly/ZmoKf

Hechinger Report: Race, hands-on learning, new SAT, tech pricing some of SXSWedu 2016’s hot topics

Chalkbeat: Educators on front line of desegregation debate say city must take the lead http://ow.ly/Zmoxl

City Paper: Everyone wants a piece of DeRay Mckesson 

EdWeek: In Charters, Using Weighted Lotteries for Diversity Hits Barriers http://ow.ly/ZmmV2

NYT: Legislators Seek to Promote Diversity at NYC’s Elite Public High Schools

Chalkbeat: Inside educators’ emotional debate about “no excuses” discipline 

NYT: Merryl Tisch, head of Regents, says she tried to do too much

FROM “THE GRADE”

Attempting To Graft Broad & Oakland Stories Together, NYT Underplays Deep Race/Class Issues

How Lack Of Newsroom Diversity Skews School Coverage http://ow.ly/ZmkOy

EdWeek By The Numbers

The Sausage-Making Of Education Journalism

KICKER

Newsweek: ‘Hamilton’ Being Taught in Classrooms All Over

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.