Best Education Journalism Of The Week (May 6 – 13, 2016)

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By LA Johnson for NPR Education

BEST OF THE WEEK

Chalkbeat: They rejected multi-state Common Core exams. Now what? ow.ly/deRN30030Cq

NYT Opinion: Guess Who’s Taking Remedial Classes? Kids From Affluent Communities ow.ly/DZi830052fD

Washington Post: USDE says it’s trying to protect poor children. A senator says they’re trying to break the law ow.ly/Q78T300a7BL

WSJ: New York’s boost in pre-k funding leads nation – accounts for 2/3 of the half-billion $ increase last year on.wsj.com/1Wsg5gE

NYT: New Orleans Plan: Charter Schools, With a Return to Local Control ow.ly/T2Bk3004sT8

LA Times: These 2 teens with similar backgrounds took very different paths to college – LA Times ow.ly/OYAe3008eQ2

Politico: Success Academy documents point to ‘possible cheating’ among challenges http://ow.ly/vmK9300aR3u

Politics K12: Arne Duncan, Priscilla Chan Discuss Next Steps for K-12 Education ow.ly/e77G3008f6N

Cleveland Plain Dealer:New OH state superintendent is veteran of state politics, fan of school choice and Common Core nzzl.us/rMq3LbC

AP:  School bullying is serious public-health problem, federal panel says ow.ly/ux8q3006usR

FROM “THE GRADE”

Six New Rules For Education Journalism ow.ly/OrgR30079Py

“Spotlight” Editor Warns EdReporters Against Deference & Urges Better Story Choices ow.ly/5LVQ3008WPk

NYT “Remediation” Editorial Fails To ID Pro-Common Core Group http://ow.ly/2li2300aRvj

Boston Busing, Black Lives Matter, & The Current State Of Education Commentary ow.ly/RhPY300aGIx

Chicago Journas Honored For Controversial Education Coverage ow.ly/wytL3002YVq

KICKERS 

Vox: 25 hedge fund managers earned more last year than every kindergarten teacher in America  ow.ly/fxnS3006upX

The $63M Texas High School Football Stadium That NYTWashington Post, & Slate All Had To Write About

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.