Best Education Journalism Of The Week (February 26 – March 4, 2017)

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FROM “THE GRADE”

Rocky Start for ProPublica “Alternative Schools” Series ow.ly/OIhX309z8jm

Why So Little Diversity Training For Education Journalists? ow.ly/FdYr309rju4

Washington Post: How the conservative #PJNET botnet influenced the Common Core discussion pllqt.it/EpfvXX

Travel scholarships available for CIR’s “Covering Race and Schools” event next month 

Huffington Post: Baltimore Sun’s Erica Green joining NYT as education reporter in the Washington bureau http://ow.ly/AcHz309BkBC

BEST OF THE WEEK

NATIONAL

Washington Post: How the conservative #PJNET botnet influenced the Common Core discussion pllqt.it/EpfvXX

NYT: A New Threat to the Kansas Budget; Court Rules School Spending Is Too Low nzzl.us/1P25WHu

ABC: Kansas Supreme Court orders public school spending hike abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireS…

WTHR Indianapolis: Crisis in the classroom: New Indiana teachers repeatedly failing state exams pllqt.it/UfpL76

IMMIGRATION/REFUGEES

PBS NewsHour: Deported parents live in border town and watch citizen kids’ assemblies via Skype  to.pbs.org/2lzDihJ

ABC: ICE arrested California father of 4 while he dropped kids at school in a harrowing video

Reuters: Parents fearing deportation pick guardians for U.S. children nzzl.us/7WrEBdT

TRUMP/DEVOS

NYT: Trump’s Call for School Vouchers Is a Return to a Campaign Pledge nytimes.com/2017/03/01/us/…

The 74:Trump Doubles Down on School Choice, but Plan Likely Faces Uphill Battle in Congress the74million.org/article/trump-…

NYT: Arizona Shows What Can Go Wrong With Tax Credit Vouchers nzzl.us/85agofw

NYT: DeVos Backpedals on Remarks on Historically Black Colleges ow.ly/ueK3309taTe

NYT: Campus Backlash After Leaders of Black Colleges Meet With Trump nyti.ms/2m5tYn2

Politico: Trump advises a fourth-grader: Make a lot of money, don’t go into politics nzzl.us/dZH9c6m

DISTRICTS

The Atlantic: Suburban Schools Are Struggling to Support Their Growing Immigrant Populations nzzl.us/8KB4wjd

Washington Post: Report: Public schools in the District remain highly segregated washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

KPCC: In Pasadena, some hard-won lessons for middle-class families trying to reintegrate schools ow.ly/SrXk309mYf8

The 74: In Leafy Chicago Suburb, at One of America’s Top High Schools, Parents Brawl Over Race Seminar ow.ly/MMrc309r1bV

KPCC: Fact-checking the most negative LAUSD board race in years: $1.8M in negative outside ads scpr.org/news/2017/03/0…

LA Times: With dues raise to $1,000/year, UTLA has staffed up to fight charters ow.ly/qncx309pceL

WBEZ: How One Private Company Raked In $50 Million from Chicago Public Schools  ow.ly/JtMM309rqKJ

TIDBITS

NBC: Kids in Cuffs: Why Handcuff a Student With a Disability ow.ly/vmnC309AiKm

NYT: Apple’s Devices Lose Luster in American Classrooms nytimes.com/2017/03/02/tec…

KICKERS 

Betsy DeVos was right! Bear puts schools on lockdown | WZZM13.com ow.ly/rTs5309y7x7

Young ‘Moonlight’ stars return from Oscars to middle school pllqt.it/rnQtim