Best Education Journalism Of The Week (May 28 – June 3, 2016)

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BEST OF THE WEEK

USNews: US News: $2.6 Billion In Federal Poverty Funding Going To Wealthier Districts bit.ly/282Q3Vn

LA Times: Record spending by oil companies, education advocates, business groups & labor unions ow.ly/FGQh300ISyS

NYT: Kansas Parents Worry Schools Are Slipping Amid Budget Battles ow.ly/J0MD300Nzaw

NPR: One Student Tries To Help Others Escape A ‘Corridor Of Shame’ pllqt.it/NkB6Fx

EdWeek: U.S. Graduation Rate Breaks Another Record ow.ly/HLGP300SQQP

NPR: Practice Makes Possible: What We Learn By Studying Amazing Kids ow.ly/kC8O300QchD

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Low scores on Ohio’s high school math tests spark debate over graduation requirements http://ow.ly/9CNu300U4bo

Washington Post: Report on racial disparities in gifted and magnet programs gets strong reaction ow.ly/sM5l300Qc0c

FROM “THE GRADE”

AP’s Charter School Story Is Bad. Its Headline Is Worse. ow.ly/aTim300OOZS

Solutions Network Tracker Features 238 Education Stories washingtonmonthly.com

Salon’s Slow Sad Descent Into Hyperbole & Clickbait washingtonmonthly.com/the-grade

What To Do When The Expert Is Also An Advocate? ow.ly/4XIN300LPUt

Lots For EdWriters To Learn From Education Dive Newsletter ow.ly/Wmme300TDpw

KICKER

Twitter Moments: Teachers Letting Kids Out Of Finals For Retweets/Likes bit.ly/1XkS4JA

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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.