Best Education Journalism Of The Week (July 8-15, 2016)

BEST OF THE WEEK

The Atlantic: The Tricky Politics of PTAs in Gentrifying Communities https://t.co/rWXh60K64K

SF Gate: California school officials adopt landmark LGBT coursework https://t.co/KaTzVTIGnK

Chicago Tribune:Illinois ends much-debated PARCC test for high school students https://t.co/PcZtNURHBZ

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Nevada accepts $1.8M settlement over student testing program https://t.co/SfbEdpfTOD

LA Times: California wants to grade school performance with colors instead of a single number https://t.co/spkDj8D0nu

NYT: To Kansas Conservatives, Public Schools Are ‘Government Schools’ https://t.co/NZBcNFogd4

The Seventy Four: In Detroit, Parent-Activists Are Going House to House To Ensure Every Child Gets Enrolled https://t.co/4TPaTpVhAp

Slate: When white parents have a choice, they choose segregated schools http://ow.ly/uWbi302hXYw

US News: School Districts Not Tracking College Completion  https://t.co/pNopZO4fgF

BuzzFeed: Charter School Company Blasts “Shameless” California Attorney General https://t.co/lC8047LxOi

SF Chronicle: SF principals defy school board, hire Teach for America recruits https://t.co/jqmUX4F2Ak

AP: At summer lunch programs, schools see hungry parents, too  https://t.co/cLpAd3cuUo

Huffington Post: Schools Nationwide Racing To Test Their Water For Lead https://t.co/umk7uU8Jxc

Education Next: Why so many states states are quitting the PARCC and Smarter Balanced testing consortia http://ow.ly/XR53302i1yY

FROM “THE GRADE”

Inaugural EWA Reporting Fellowship Projects Coming Soon  ow.ly/4xXy302hWJr Can they stand out?

Low-Key NY Daily News Reporter Ben Chapman Thrives In High-Pressure NYC Environment ow.ly/BSYQ302cVxk

EWA Reporting Fellowship Projects Need To Stand Out http://ow.ly/Mw6B302i31C

KICKER

Chronicle of Higher Education: College Campuses Are Being Overrun by Pokémon Go http://ow.ly/N1Lt302i17R

Medium: My Year Teaching Under a Brutal, Out of Control LAUSD Administrator pllqt.it/hsd2RM

 

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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 alexanderrusso@gmail.com.