Best Education Journalism Of The Week (April 1- 8, 2016)



DNA Info: Teachers Union Regrets ‘F The Police’ Comment, But Activists Don’t

See also: ‘F The Police’ Speaker At Teacher Rally Not With CPS, But Union Takes Heat

See also Slate: Chicago Teachers Union is going through an awkward radicalization

Politico: Bill Clinton: Hillary thinks feds require too many tests at school

See also NYT:Education Overhaul Advocates Express Concern About Bill Clinton’s Remarks on Testing

NPR: Taking High School Courses In College Costs Students And Families Nearly $1.5 Billion

WSJ: Push in Connecticut to Exclude State Tests From Teacher Evaluations

The Atlantic: Trying to Revive Neighborhood High Schools in Austin, Chicago, Amid a System of Choice

Politico: Hillary Clinton’s union problem [subject of forthcoming column]

Hechinger Report: A District Fights An Influx Of Black And Hispanic Students


NYT Gets SAT/ACT Surge Story Half Right

Seattle Times & NBC Coverage Of Teacher Predictions Study Stand Out

More Kudos For TBTs’ Segregation Story (But I’m Getting Impatient)

See also Tampa Bay Times Investigation Generates Federal Inquiry

New Spencer Education Fellows To Dive Into Big Data, Refugee Education, & Gentrification


New York Teen Accepted To All 8 Ivy League Colleges

ChalkbeatDET: The extreme sacrifices Detroit parents make to get their kids to better schools

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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