Best Education Journalism Of The Week (April 23-29, 2016)

BEST OF THE WEEK

Think Progress: Meet The Organizer Behind Education Protests Sweeping The Country http://ow.ly/4nfLfS

EdWeek: Walton abandoning charters in Albany CHI, DET, MWK, MINN, Newark, & Phoenix  ow.ly/4nf3Fp

The Seventy Four: No Child Left Behind Improved Teacher Attendance in Struggling Schools https://t.co/CwmWFGN4CQ

EdWeek: Civil rights groups tell the U.S. Department of Education: Stay strong, help increase equity https://t.co/ctyAGVlbXR

Washington Post: National Teacher of the Year: I was a teen mom, and it was teachers who changed my life https://t.co/ffTrGPW6kn

DNA Info: Rahm Emanuel Says He Wasn’t Involved In Ouster Of Chicago Principal  dnain.fo/1rdrK6i

NPR: School Money, Week 2: (MA) https://t.co/bFalM0kl9Q (KY) (https://t.co/TFSLWrROFx) (PA) https://t.co/IP7biVJADM (IL) ow.ly/4n3QQ0

EdWeek: Reactions to 12th Grade NAEP Declines? Mostly Tempered https://t.co/Ear2PvwBl8

NOLA.com: Teacher unions return to some New Orleans schools https://t.co/jysf6V8E8i

The Atlantic: How segregation has persisted in Little Rock https://t.co/KkieYzu9ZB

FROM “THE GRADE”

NYT Race & Testing Piece Relies On Two(!) Anecdotes & Ignores Polling Data pllqt.it/xLwxav

Does Everyone Really Have To Write The Same [NAEP] Stories? ow.ly/4ncKEk

NPR’s Ed Team Goes Live With Facebook Video ow.ly/4nfwSm

Boston EdJournalism Conference Will Address Diversity, Coverage Issues ow.ly/4ncxCZ

KICKERS

LA Times: In 1985, Prince played a free concert for LAUSD students https://t.co/26YohjrwA2

Houston Chronicle: Give credit to Houston schools for helping develop Beyonce’s artistic skills ow.ly/4nfEXQ #lemonade

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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.