Best Education Journalism of the Week (July 16-22, 2016)


NYT: Mike Pence’s Record on Education Is One of Turmoil and Mixed Results

American RadioWorks:Race in Suburban Schools

Columbus Dispatch: Charter backers take attendance fight to Cleveland, some delegates not impressed

After 2 Years, Progress Is Hard to See in Some Struggling NYC Schools

WSJ: Over Union Objections, NYC Officials Want to End School Suspensions for Younger Children

NPR: Top researchers are signing on to a letter suggesting a simple, yet profound, tweak to new federal regulations.

Tribune: Illinois Governer Rauner Once Called Chicago Teachers ‘Virtually Illiterate’

Newsworks: In Erie, a microcosm of Pennsylvania’s struggle for education equity

Chalkbeat: Advocates seize chance to push for Upper West Side school desegregation, but face stiff resistance


It’s Not Too Soon To Be Rethinking Your Education Coverage For Next Year

EWA Fellowship Projects Coming Soon – Can They Stand Out?

NYT Schools Interactive Still On “Most-Emailed” List Months Later


Digg: Middle Schoolers Print New Leg For Cute Penguin

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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