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


A close-up from the cover of last week’s New Yorker.


USNews: US News: $2.6 Billion In Federal Poverty Funding Going To Wealthier Districts

LA Times: Record spending by oil companies, education advocates, business groups & labor unions

NYT: Kansas Parents Worry Schools Are Slipping Amid Budget Battles

NPR: One Student Tries To Help Others Escape A ‘Corridor Of Shame’

EdWeek: U.S. Graduation Rate Breaks Another Record

NPR: Practice Makes Possible: What We Learn By Studying Amazing Kids

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Low scores on Ohio’s high school math tests spark debate over graduation requirements

Washington Post: Report on racial disparities in gifted and magnet programs gets strong reaction


AP’s Charter School Story Is Bad. Its Headline Is Worse.

Solutions Network Tracker Features 238 Education Stories

Salon’s Slow Sad Descent Into Hyperbole & Clickbait

What To Do When The Expert Is Also An Advocate?

Lots For EdWriters To Learn From Education Dive Newsletter


Twitter Moments: Teachers Letting Kids Out Of Finals For Retweets/Likes

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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