Best Education Journalism Of The Week (March 19-25, 2016)


EdWeek: State Solidarity Erodes on Common-Core Tests

NYT: New York City Teachers Told to Keep Opt-Out Opinions to Themselves

The Seventy Four: New Research Shows How a Federal School Turnaround Backfired in NC

Washington Post: Chicago Teachers Union votes to hold one-day strike on April 1

AlterNet: 2016 Candidates Take Confusing or Disappointing Stances on Charter Schools


Why’d WNYC’s District-Charter Attrition Comparison Get So Little Love?

TFA Staff Cut Coverage Features Anonymous Potshots, One-Sided Speculation, & Lack Of Context

Too Many Male Quotes — Or Are Just Too Much Quoting In General?


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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