More Kudos For Tampa Bay Times’ Segregation Story (But I’m Getting Impatient)

Congrats (again) to @Fitz_ly @nat_lash @laforgia_ – this time for IRE recognition http://ow.ly/10p8PP

From the judges: “With its deep reporting, clear writing and detailed data analysis, the Tampa Bay Times shamed and embarrassed Pinellas County school leaders for completely failing black children in the district… Reforms are now underway because of the impressive commitment by the newspaper to right an alarming wrong.”

I’m still waiting for someone to do an education story as strong and focused as this in 2016. Is it going to happen? Have I missed something? Will I have to wait until September?

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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.