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See? Even President Obama loves CODE


NOLA: How 3 top NOLA public schools keep students out

BuzzFeed: Inside The Silicon Valley College That Abolished The F And Raked In The Cash

Boston Globe: Massachusetts Teachers Association commits $9M to fight lifting ban on charter schools

LAT: CA teacher tenure battle reignited by Vergara appeal and a new bill

Post Crescent: Wave of bomb threats hits schools nationwide

Hechinger Report: In Texas, new math standards look a whole lot like Common Core

PBS NewsHour: he nation’s largest school districts are rushing to fill the coding gap 

KPCC: Charter school groups spending big in California legislative races

The Atlantic: Denver Schools Focus on Educating Low-Income Students of Color

Sun Journal: Survey results prompt Maine to offer laptops as trade-in for school iPads


Journalism’s Role In The Current “Grit” Hype/ Criticism Cycle

Think Tank Review Suggests Media “Tilt” Against Charters In 2015

Three Ways To Localize The ESSA Funding Debate

Wonky & Duplicative Coverage Bores Readers, Says RealClear Education Writer

LA Times Charter School Costs Story Raises Coverage Concerns 

Longtime Journalist Highlights EdMedia Concerns

LAT: An Idaho town grapples with an ugly mix — high school football, racism and rape

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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