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

BEST OF THE WEEK
NPR: Questions Of Race And Charter Schools Divide Education Reformers https://t.co/pzsul2yPtT
See also: Mother Jones: Why Some Black Leaders Are Fighting the NAACP Over Charter Schools https://t.co/Ti02UCj7cs
Education Writers Association: Education at Forefront in Statewide Elections  http://ow.ly/CA96304JtTX
Boston Herald: Elizabeth Warren against charter school increase https://t.co/GwDpHYAxBp
See also: Boston Globe: Warren weighs in on charter schools https://t.co/iBeWGe4QEY
Politico NY: New York’s community school expansion rattles allies politi.co/2aa8gYx
WSJ: Children in New York City Preschool Made Progress in Learning, Behavior Skills: Study https://t.co/Nghb6aAyMw
Chalkbeat: NYC’s high school fair could help simplify the admissions process. Instead, it adds to confusion https://t.co/TuoskFJ8fC
NYT: Rezoning Plan for Manhattan Elementary School Draws Anger From All Sides https://t.co/6uMVzC5t36
See also: WNYC: City Offers Yet A Third Proposal to Rezone Upper West Side Schools https://t.co/90pf1T1nuu
WBEZ: Why A White Chicago Family Sent Their Daughter To A Black Public High School ow.ly/FxWq304Fq0C
Slate/The Nation: How Charter Schools Bust Unions ow.ly/k51A304JyRv
Washington Examiner: From Aleppo to Detroit http://ow.ly/KUXL304JtNI
FROM THE GRADE
This Fall’s Big Story (So Far): Schools Denying Kids Special Education Services in Texas ow.ly/tJj8304J24n
Don’t Let The Name Fool You: EdWeek’s Politics K-12 Isn’t Really Focused On Politics ow.ly/yCce304GMOC
KICKERS
NPR: 77 years of the most popular high school plays and musicals https://t.co/uSEJHgRAHG
New Yorker: Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect https://t.co/MaKjQhojvJ
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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.