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


The Atlantic: The Tricky Politics of PTAs in Gentrifying Communities

SF Gate: California school officials adopt landmark LGBT coursework

Chicago Tribune:Illinois ends much-debated PARCC test for high school students

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Nevada accepts $1.8M settlement over student testing program

LA Times: California wants to grade school performance with colors instead of a single number

NYT: To Kansas Conservatives, Public Schools Are ‘Government Schools’

The Seventy Four: In Detroit, Parent-Activists Are Going House to House To Ensure Every Child Gets Enrolled

Slate: When white parents have a choice, they choose segregated schools

US News: School Districts Not Tracking College Completion

BuzzFeed: Charter School Company Blasts “Shameless” California Attorney General

SF Chronicle: SF principals defy school board, hire Teach for America recruits

AP: At summer lunch programs, schools see hungry parents, too

Huffington Post: Schools Nationwide Racing To Test Their Water For Lead

Education Next: Why so many states states are quitting the PARCC and Smarter Balanced testing consortia


Inaugural EWA Reporting Fellowship Projects Coming Soon Can they stand out?

Low-Key NY Daily News Reporter Ben Chapman Thrives In High-Pressure NYC Environment

EWA Reporting Fellowship Projects Need To Stand Out


Chronicle of Higher Education: College Campuses Are Being Overrun by Pokémon Go

Medium: My Year Teaching Under a Brutal, Out of Control LAUSD Administrator


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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