Best Education Journalism Of The Week (March 12- 18, 2016)

 

Motivational speaker Eric Thomas addresses St. Louis-area HS students in video that’s gone viral: “Ain’t nothing funny. Look how we’re living. Ain’t nothing funny.”

BEST OF THE WEEK

Daily Signal: Lone Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Opposed New Education Secretary ow.ly/Zw7LS

HuffPost: Merrick Garland Tutored And Mentored DC Students For 18 Years ow.ly/ZG1FN

NPR: Turmoil Behind The Scenes At A Nationally Lauded High School ow.ly/Zr7cF

Washington Post: Legal loophole might be exposing children to lead in the nation’s schools pllqt.it/515d69

US News: Why Big-City School Systems Are Going Broke ow.ly/ZEWQ4

Minnesota Public Radio News: Without support, Minnesota students left behind at graduation | ow.ly/ZGyzH

NPR: How The Language Of Special Education Is Evolving n.pr/1XcJgkS

EdWeek: Immigrant Influxes Put U.S. Schools to the Test http://ow.ly/ZHiW9

FROM “THE GRADE”

Some Test Season Coverage Mistakes To Avoid In 2016 | ow.ly/ZG7yr

A Problematic Common Core Story & Response From The Hechinger Report ow.ly/Zv1jV

Why NY Mag’s Chait Should Disclose Wife’s Role In [All] His Ed Columns ow.ly/ZC5yf

Approaching Year Three, NPR Education Contemplates Changes ow.ly/ZtWcX

How Vox Is Filling Its Education Page During The Campaign Frenzy ow.ly/ZrrUF 

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.