Best Education Journalism of the Week (September 3-9, 2016)

The top stories from September 3-9, 2016.

“Our curriculum focusses less on rote memorization and more on putzing around.” – New Yorker

BEST OF THE WEEK

Boston Herald: MA Senator Elizabeth Warren still undecided on lifting charter school cap ow.ly/RRmA3042gZ5

Bay State Banner: At $30 million, MA race a battleground for national charter debate ow.ly/V2rv3043VFB

Trump pitches $20 billion education plan at Ohio charter school that received poor marks from state ow.ly/60ks3043tVS

NYT: An F-Minus for America’s Schools From a Fed-Up Judge  http://ow.ly/zzQB3044mox

The Seventy Four: Black Lives Matter leader says national movement ‘hijacked’ https://t.co/xs5QN7aypR

Chalkbeat: Open houses and closed doors: How the first step toward high school can become a stumbling block https://t.co/hJbPM3bkjS

New York Times: An Effective but Exhausting Alternative to High-School Suspensions http://ow.ly/9SPU3044gGy

New Orleans Times Picayune: Divided America: Many schools left behind in recovery https://t.co/BP44Drfcge

KQED: Oakland Prides Itself on Being Diverse — Until It Comes Time to Send Kids to School http://ow.ly/pPrO3044iwy

Huffington Post: Obama Administration To Schools: Stop Using Police To Enforce Rules https://t.co/qaRL2QAvpi

NPR: Louisiana Kids Return To School, A Bubble Of Normalcy After Massive Floods https://t.co/VqyPLDkyrd

The Atlantic: Mayor Bill de Blasio Fights for Universally Free Pre-K in New York http://ow.ly/XOW23044jtO

FROM “THE GRADE”

Making EdReporting Better in 2016-17 with Regular Use of Polling Data ow.ly/BGF0303X5px

Washington Post Journo Jay Mathews Reflects On 20 Years Covering Education http://ow.ly/Dmcp3044j2j

KICKERS

NYT: Fortress of Tedium: What I Learned as a Substitute Teacher. nyti.ms/2bXZIKj

WAMU: Teaching 9/11 When ‘Never Forget’ Becomes ‘Never Experienced It’  ow.ly/nRTP3043CM3

Support Nonprofit Journalism

If you enjoyed this article, consider making a donation to help us produce more like it. The Washington Monthly was founded in 1969 to tell the stories of how government really works—and how to make it work better. Fifty years later, the need for incisive analysis and new, progressive policy ideas is clearer than ever. As a nonprofit, we rely on support from readers like you.

Yes, I’ll make a donation

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.