Best Education Journalism Of The Week (April 16-22, 2016)

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Prince in a high school yearbook picture.


SJ Mercury News: Is K12Inc’s online charter school network cashing in on failure?

NPR: Some districts can barely afford art & music. Others have personalized lesson plans

LA Times: Mendez: The CA school deseg case you probably never heard of

WSJ: Technical Glitch Foils Wednesday Testing in New Jersey

NJ Advance: Charter backers, ‘machine politics’ make mark on Newark school board vote 

DNA Info Chicago: Outspoken CPS Principal And Rahm Critic Ousted

American Radio Works: Private tutoring is no longer just for the rich kids

EdSurge: How does money shape the U.S. K-12 edtech ecosystem?


Behind The Scenes Of NPR’s School Money “Beast”

School Segregation Stories Win 2 Pulitzers & A Peabody

Delightful High School Swim Class Story Wins Murrow Journalism Award

Teachers & Journalists Have So Much In Common


Video snippet of Georgia teacher’s emotional reaction to news of Prince’s death goes viral.

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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