Best Education Journalism of the Week (September 10-16, 2016)

NYT: In Connecticut, a Wealth Gap Divides Neighboring Schools https://t.co/907mAf6JH4

Houston Chronicle: Officials vow to end limits put on special ed https://t.co/9lFk449HN5

Virginian-Pilot: How Norfolk schools pulled struggling students out of classes before state testing time http://ow.ly/vjs8304hyV4

Bloomberg: Even In A Diverse School In Leafy Evanston, IL, Black Students Don’t Even Get an Equal Education https://t.co/TD7I3sG0Ot

Times-Picayune: 3-week flood hiatus ends for Livingston Parish schools students https://t.co/MGU3pfIMGw

NPR: This Ohio District May Close All Of Its High Schools; It’s About Much More Than Money https://t.co/qTjq0aW1yc

WBUR: Mass. Voters Oppose Charter School Expansion, And Back Legal Weed https://t.co/Uzte21FYsq

SF Gate: $10 million to ‘reinvent’ high school at Oakland charter https://t.co/UTky0p0azH

NPR:Texas Textbook Called Out As ‘Racist’ Against Mexican-Americans https://t.co/iJiCG69P3G

WNET: How A Promising Montclair NJ Student Fell Through the Cracks https://t.co/1kmDVXnqW3

FROM “THE GRADE”

How Media Can Improve Coverage of Refugees In American Schools https://t.co/MzzqnrM5nC

NYC Reporter’s Lessons from 3 yrs Covering School Turnarounds & Racial Segregation https://t.co/vBp8tOZ2aA

KICKERS

ABC News: National Anthem Protests Trickling Down to High School https://t.co/2eSp2vgAMl

Boston Globe: Life without homework https://t.co/E9CpDPhapa

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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.