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

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Prince in a high school yearbook picture.

BEST OF THE WEEK

SJ Mercury News: Is K12Inc’s online charter school network cashing in on failure? https://t.co/DlvzxA7ZFc

NPR: Some districts can barely afford art & music. Others have personalized lesson plans https://t.co/sNd1qEXCYL

LA Times: Mendez: The CA school deseg case you probably never heard of https://t.co/UtHj9ueVFI

WSJ: Technical Glitch Foils Wednesday Testing in New Jersey https://t.co/w8Y2Ylxx3g

NJ Advance: Charter backers, ‘machine politics’ make mark on Newark school board vote http://ow.ly/4n068X 

DNA Info Chicago: Outspoken CPS Principal And Rahm Critic Ousted http://ow.ly/4n06NZ

American Radio Works: Private tutoring is no longer just for the rich kids ow.ly/4mLyQI

EdSurge: How does money shape the U.S. K-12 edtech ecosystem? http://ow.ly/4n060g

FROM “THE GRADE”

Behind The Scenes Of NPR’s School Money “Beast” ow.ly/4mZQt0

School Segregation Stories Win 2 Pulitzers & A Peabody ow.ly/4mSgDs

Delightful High School Swim Class Story Wins Murrow Journalism Award ow.ly/4mWf6W

Teachers & Journalists Have So Much In Common ow.ly/4mUAzZ

KICKER

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 alexanderrusso@gmail.com.