Best Education Journalism of the Week (July 30 – August 5, 2016)

Twitter image posted by the Baltimore Sun’s Erica L. Green from this week’s NABJNAHJ16 Conference


EdWeek: D.C. Cops Must Pay $539K for Illegally Enrolling Their Children in D.C. Schools

The American Prospect: California’s Ed Reform Wars

The 74: NAACP May Double Down on Charter School Opposition as Civil Rights Allies Strongly Disagree

See also Coalition Including Black Lives Matter Calls for ‘Fully Funded Education’ (edWeek) and #Vision4BlackLives Agenda Highlights School Reform Critics’ Priorities (With Some Key Exceptions) (TWIE)

Boston Globe: Pro-charter effort begins massive TV ad campaign

LA Times: State teachers union has given more than $13 million to extend income taxes on wealthy Californians

Chalkbeat: Four things to know about the Colorado school Hillary Clinton is visiting on Wednesday

LA Times: Some CA charter schools discriminate on websites, ACLU report says

The Atlantic: One Principal, Two Schools – an “unfortunate compromise”

NJ Spotlight: Court Challenge Likely for New HS Graduation Requirements

Washington Post: ‘Men don’t wear clip-on ties.’ A new all-male high school gets a head start.

US News: The New Era of Education Accountability

Reuters: ‘Massive’ security breach exposes hundreds of new SAT questions

WBEZ Chicago: Integration Of Schools Thwarted By City Leaders


Black/Hispanic Journo Conf Highlights Need for More Education Reporters

How EdMedia Funders (& a Bit of Public Shaming) Could Improve Research Reporting

Bad Habits Journos Should Avoid When School Starts Back Up

Collaboration Behind 2015 This American Life’s School Segregation Series

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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