Best Education Journalism Of The Week (June 25 – July 1, 2016)


Seattle Times: Garfield High principal navigates racial divide

Reveal: Who got rich off the student debt crisis

NPR: Looking For Change, Teachers Hit The Campaign Trail

Chalkbeat TN: Months of missteps leading up to disastrous online testing debut

WSJ: Teachers Union, Hedge Funds War Over Pension Billions

Chalkbeat Indiana: The end of busing in Indianapolis: 35 years later, a more segregated system calls it quits

Washington Post: With DC Schools head Kaya Henderson leaving, Bowser has a decision to make

Slate: Chris Christie’s shockingly regressive education plan

US News: Schools Can’t Accurately Measure Poor Students


NYT Detroit Charter Story Misleads On Results, Says Researcher

NPR’s Deeply Unbalanced Profile Of Rocketship Charter Schools

Hardship Reporting Project Needs More School Stories & Contributors Of Color

Media Grants Are Up — But Journalism Grants Aren’t


The Synapse: Is it fair to test students during Ramadan?

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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