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Alexander Russo

Alexander Russo is a freelance education writer and blogger who lives in New York City.

Published Articles & Media

Rocky Start for ProPublica “Alternative Schools” Series

The vast majority of alternative programs — 87 percent — are run by traditional school districts not charters.

Will the XQ “Super Schools” Live Up to Their Name?

A new philanthropy’s competition to reinvent high school

Teachers Unions and the Common Core

Standards inspire collaboration and dissent

Mayoral Control in the Windy City

Emanuel battles to improve Chicago schools

Diverse Charter Schools

Popular, controversial, and a challenge to run successfully

Political Educator

Paul Vallas pays the price of leadership

The Bostonian

Tom Payzant's focused approach to school reform

The Waiting Game

Will school districts hire New Leaders?

Retaining Retention

How Chicago changed, but ultimately saved, its controversial program to end social promotions

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