ICYMI: Remembering Newtown, net neutrality & schools, ‘unicorn’ coverage, & how liberal whites avoid integrated schools

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This is the web archive version of the weekly email newsletter, Best of the Week, which comes out on Fridays. Sign up here to get it first.  BEST OF THE WEEK This week’s best education journalism comes from the Washington Post’s Eli Saslow: After Newtown shooting, mourning parents enter into the lonely quiet. Though it was written four [...]

Fifteen newsletters you need to know about if you really love education journalism

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Newsletters are everywhere these days, for lots of good reasons. But which ones should you be reading?  By Alexander Russo Once considered hopelessly passé, email newsletters are all the rage again. At this point, pretty much everyone has one. And newsletter editors are considered increasingly important parts of many newsrooms. But only a handful of [...]

ICYMI: Best education reporting of the week (December 2-9, 2017)

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Follow @thegrade_ to learn more about media coverage of education issues. Sign up for the newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/cFwNOb . BEST OF THE WEEK The best piece of the week has to be Emily Badger’s NYT piece, How Effective Is Your School District? A New Measure Shows Where Students Learn the Most (above). Using data from Stanford, the piece shows how different [...]

Best & worst education journalism for November 2017

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Before last month gets entirely forgotten, here's a roundup of some of the best and worst journalism that came along. Follow @athegrade_ to learn more about media coverage of education issues. Sign up for the newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/cFwNOb . THE BEST OF THE MONTH As most months, there was lots of great work being done, including stories about restorative [...]

How a Teach For America-inspired journalism program aims to bolster local news coverage

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A new journalism fellowship program mirrors the well-known national teacher recruitment organization -- while hoping to avoid some of its missteps. By Alexander Russo Twenty years ago, a young would-be journalist could probably get a job at a small or medium-sized news outlet and learn the ropes. That person might stay put a while or [...]

ICYMI: The Newcomers, supersizing education coverage, & what really happened at Ballou High School: Best of the week

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All the best education news & analysis in one place! BEST OF THE WEEK The best story of the week is Helen Thorpe’s new book The Newcomers, about refugee teens attending a Denver high school. Larry Ferlazzo’s EdWeek interview with Thorpe is here. USA Today loved the book, as did Malcolm Gladwell and the Denver Post. There's an excerpt at Longreads, and another one at Chalkbeat. [...]

Breaking free from the hamster wheel of daily news coverage

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Good things can happen when reporters focus more on in-depth projects. But getting off the hamster wheel of breaking news is not something every newsroom can pull off.  By Alexander Russo At a Chicago event put on by the Education Writers Association a few weeks ago, a trio of education reporters lamented how much time they [...]

Edtech writer Audrey Watters shares thoughts on education journalism

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In a new Q and A, Watters describes the three main aspects of education technology that warrant coverage, raises troubling questions about trade publications funded in part by companies they cover, and praises a handful of journalists she admires. By Alexander Russo People in education have strong feelings about education technology writer Audrey Watters. I am one of [...]

ICYMI: Tax Changes, Common Core testing, & political postmortems: Best education journalism of the week

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Here's the web version of the weekly roundup shared via email on Fridays. Check it out. Sign up here if you want to be among the first to get it next time. BEST OF THE WEEK This week’s best education stories, organized by topic: LATEST NEWS NYT: House G.O.P. Tax Writers Take Aim at College [...]

How the DeVos resignation rumor went viral — and what to do next time

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What to do when fake news goes viral, based on last week’s now-debunked Betsy DeVos resignation story. By Alexander Russo Over the last week or so, the education world has gone through a roller-coaster ride of emotions over the rumored (and since debunked) notion that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was on the verge of quitting [...]

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