Best Journalism Of The Week (September 24-30, 2016)

NPR: Questions Of Race And Charter Schools Divide Education Reformers
See also: Mother Jones: Why Some Black Leaders Are Fighting the NAACP Over Charter Schools
Education Writers Association: Education at Forefront in Statewide Elections
Boston Herald: Elizabeth Warren against charter school increase
See also: Boston Globe: Warren weighs in on charter schools
Politico NY: New York’s community school expansion rattles allies
WSJ: Children in New York City Preschool Made Progress in Learning, Behavior Skills: Study
Chalkbeat: NYC’s high school fair could help simplify the admissions process. Instead, it adds to confusion
NYT: Rezoning Plan for Manhattan Elementary School Draws Anger From All Sides
See also: WNYC: City Offers Yet A Third Proposal to Rezone Upper West Side Schools
WBEZ: Why A White Chicago Family Sent Their Daughter To A Black Public High School
Slate/The Nation: How Charter Schools Bust Unions
Washington Examiner: From Aleppo to Detroit
This Fall’s Big Story (So Far): Schools Denying Kids Special Education Services in Texas
Don’t Let The Name Fool You: EdWeek’s Politics K-12 Isn’t Really Focused On Politics
NPR: 77 years of the most popular high school plays and musicals
New Yorker: Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect

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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