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


Think Progress: Meet The Organizer Behind Education Protests Sweeping The Country

EdWeek: Walton abandoning charters in Albany CHI, DET, MWK, MINN, Newark, & Phoenix

The Seventy Four: No Child Left Behind Improved Teacher Attendance in Struggling Schools

EdWeek: Civil rights groups tell the U.S. Department of Education: Stay strong, help increase equity

Washington Post: National Teacher of the Year: I was a teen mom, and it was teachers who changed my life

DNA Info: Rahm Emanuel Says He Wasn’t Involved In Ouster Of Chicago Principal

NPR: School Money, Week 2: (MA) (KY) ( (PA) (IL)

EdWeek: Reactions to 12th Grade NAEP Declines? Mostly Tempered Teacher unions return to some New Orleans schools

The Atlantic: How segregation has persisted in Little Rock


NYT Race & Testing Piece Relies On Two(!) Anecdotes & Ignores Polling Data

Does Everyone Really Have To Write The Same [NAEP] Stories?

NPR’s Ed Team Goes Live With Facebook Video

Boston EdJournalism Conference Will Address Diversity, Coverage Issues


LA Times: In 1985, Prince played a free concert for LAUSD students

Houston Chronicle: Give credit to Houston schools for helping develop Beyonce’s artistic skills #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