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

BEST OF THE WEEK

Seattle Times: Garfield High principal navigates racial divide pllqt.it/UhslkY

Reveal: Who got rich off the student debt crisis ow.ly/1N9j301MkBf

NPR: Looking For Change, Teachers Hit The Campaign Trail ow.ly/jeAm301KISK

Chalkbeat TN: Months of missteps leading up to disastrous online testing debut  http://ow.ly/S7Up301Qp7s

WSJ: Teachers Union, Hedge Funds War Over Pension Billions ow.ly/e5in301KIDJ

Chalkbeat Indiana: The end of busing in Indianapolis: 35 years later, a more segregated system calls it quits bit.ly/29cevii

Washington Post: With DC Schools head Kaya Henderson leaving, Bowser has a decision to make ow.ly/CPWx301PUcE

Slate: Chris Christie’s shockingly regressive education plan nzzl.us/SoZLxSd

US News: Schools Can’t Accurately Measure Poor Students ow.ly/nbYd301PVEQ

FROM “THE GRADE

NYT Detroit Charter Story Misleads On Results, Says Researcher ow.ly/vt8g301QEdr

NPR’s Deeply Unbalanced Profile Of Rocketship Charter Schools  ow.ly/2mZu301GtdK

Hardship Reporting Project Needs More School Stories & Contributors Of Color ow.ly/k4zD301IQkO

Media Grants Are Up — But Journalism Grants Aren’t ow.ly/zbB5301Or9O

KICKER

The Synapse: Is it fair to test students during Ramadan? ow.ly/I0OO301L5TW

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.