Best Education Journalism of the Week (June 18-24, 2016)


Chalkbeat: Parents at a wealthy white NYC school work behind the scenes to prevent de-segregation

See also WNYC: “Don’t Talk to the Press,” Advises Jason Jones to Upper West Side Parents

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?  [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

Washington Post: Can ‘early warning systems’ keep children from dropping out of school?

Priceonomics: Why San Francisco Schools Stopped Teaching Algebra in Middle School


How Media Got Shooter’s Student Records

Little-Known Ford Foundation Project Funds Equity-Focused Education Coverage

NPR’s Moving — But Misleading — School Closing Story

Pros & Cons Of Journalists Making The Story About Themselves

Slack as the New Teachers’ Lounge


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

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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