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



Rocky Start for ProPublica “Alternative Schools” Series

Why So Little Diversity Training For Education Journalists?

Washington Post: How the conservative #PJNET botnet influenced the Common Core discussion

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



Washington Post: How the conservative #PJNET botnet influenced the Common Core discussion

NYT: A New Threat to the Kansas Budget; Court Rules School Spending Is Too Low

ABC: Kansas Supreme Court orders public school spending hike…

WTHR Indianapolis: Crisis in the classroom: New Indiana teachers repeatedly failing state exams


PBS NewsHour: Deported parents live in border town and watch citizen kids’ assemblies via Skype

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


NYT: Trump’s Call for School Vouchers Is a Return to a Campaign Pledge…

The 74:Trump Doubles Down on School Choice, but Plan Likely Faces Uphill Battle in Congress…

NYT: Arizona Shows What Can Go Wrong With Tax Credit Vouchers

NYT: DeVos Backpedals on Remarks on Historically Black Colleges

NYT: Campus Backlash After Leaders of Black Colleges Meet With Trump

Politico: Trump advises a fourth-grader: Make a lot of money, don’t go into politics


The Atlantic: Suburban Schools Are Struggling to Support Their Growing Immigrant Populations

Washington Post: Report: Public schools in the District remain highly segregated…

KPCC: In Pasadena, some hard-won lessons for middle-class families trying to reintegrate schools

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

KPCC: Fact-checking the most negative LAUSD board race in years: $1.8M in negative outside ads…

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

WBEZ: How One Private Company Raked In $50 Million from Chicago Public Schools


NBC: Kids in Cuffs: Why Handcuff a Student With a Disability

NYT: Apple’s Devices Lose Luster in American Classrooms…


Betsy DeVos was right! Bear puts schools on lockdown |

Young ‘Moonlight’ stars return from Oscars to middle school