Best Education Journalism Of The Week May 22-27, 2016

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BEST OF THE WEEK 

NOLA: How 3 top NOLA public schools keep students out https://t.co/Se5Ecbd2gR

BuzzFeed: Inside The Silicon Valley College That Abolished The F And Raked In The Cash https://t.co/w3w9fK9zsl

Boston Globe: Massachusetts Teachers Association commits $9M to fight lifting ban on charter schools https://t.co/yxlyjFYjWr

LAT: CA teacher tenure battle reignited by Vergara appeal and a new bill pllqt.it/DdV9kd

Post Crescent: Wave of bomb threats hits schools nationwide https://t.co/LqUaojvqdt

Hechinger Report: In Texas, new math standards look a whole lot like Common Core https://t.co/qXcsNSFuAD

PBS NewsHour: he nation’s largest school districts are rushing to fill the coding gap pllqt.it/3SlxHV

KPCC: Charter school groups spending big in California legislative races https://t.co/wzQmdsvj4Z

The Atlantic: Denver Schools Focus on Educating Low-Income Students of Color https://t.co/Ix2QdXYJRK

Sun Journal: Survey results prompt Maine to offer laptops as trade-in for school iPads ow.ly/2YmJ300BX80

FROM “THE GRADE”

Journalism’s Role In The Current “Grit” Hype/ Criticism Cycle ow.ly/zLXT300CyJv

Think Tank Review Suggests Media “Tilt” Against Charters In 2015 ow.ly/bQCI300nAfm

Three Ways To Localize The ESSA Funding Debate ow.ly/w00j300lm2f

Wonky & Duplicative Coverage Bores Readers, Says RealClear Education Writer ow.ly/6AnY300iQFH

LA Times Charter School Costs Story Raises Coverage Concerns ow.ly/uxy0300frKz

Longtime Journalist Highlights EdMedia Concerns ow.ly/3pCx300zzAN

LAT: An Idaho town grapples with an ugly mix — high school football, racism and rape https://t.co/c0kUh1xndz

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.