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

NYT: In Connecticut, a Wealth Gap Divides Neighboring Schools

Houston Chronicle: Officials vow to end limits put on special ed

Virginian-Pilot: How Norfolk schools pulled struggling students out of classes before state testing time

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

Times-Picayune: 3-week flood hiatus ends for Livingston Parish schools students

NPR: This Ohio District May Close All Of Its High Schools; It’s About Much More Than Money

WBUR: Mass. Voters Oppose Charter School Expansion, And Back Legal Weed

SF Gate: $10 million to ‘reinvent’ high school at Oakland charter

NPR:Texas Textbook Called Out As ‘Racist’ Against Mexican-Americans

WNET: How A Promising Montclair NJ Student Fell Through the Cracks


How Media Can Improve Coverage of Refugees In American Schools

NYC Reporter’s Lessons from 3 yrs Covering School Turnarounds & Racial Segregation


ABC News: National Anthem Protests Trickling Down to High School

Boston Globe: Life without homework

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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