BEST OF THE WEEK

Chalkbeat: Parents at a wealthy white NYC school work behind the scenes to prevent de-segregation https://t.co/ByxCrHQ4PH

See also WNYC: “Don’t Talk to the Press,” Advises Jason Jones to Upper West Side Parents http://ow.ly/k9ma301BuGu

SI&A Cabinet Report: Schools to prepare for the worst as cyberattacks  increase  

LA Times: What’s really in LAUSD’s online credit recovery courses?  http://ow.ly/9nSb301BrmB  [reported editorial]

Stateimpact IN: Want to address teachers’ unconscious biases? Talk about race  

Tampa Bay Times: Report: Gates reforms brought mixed success, slow improvement to Hillsborough schools https://t.co/iH318iLGvy

Washington Post: Can ‘early warning systems’ keep children from dropping out of school? https://t.co/qupUd8liLs

Priceonomics: Why San Francisco Schools Stopped Teaching Algebra in Middle School https://t.co/owqfjXhtCY

FROM “THE GRADE”

How Media Got Shooter’s Student Records ow.ly/1Y7z301uJ78

Little-Known Ford Foundation Project Funds Equity-Focused Education Coverage ow.ly/RdRD301zjmr

NPR’s Moving — But Misleading — School Closing Story ow.ly/rv5M301s7AM

Pros & Cons Of Journalists Making The Story About Themselves ow.ly/4mwb301hYir

Slack as the New Teachers’ Lounge

KICKER

Yearbook Project Collects Stories of Children Killed in Shootings – The New York Times

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.