This Week in Education Blog to Appear on
Web site (www.scholastic.com/administrator
New York, NY (November 5, 2007) – Bloggers play an important role in facilitating discussion in the education world today, providing commentary, perspective and often breaking news on topics such as technology, politics and the media. They have their finger on the pulse of what matters most to educators, administrators and, ultimately, to parents.
Now, the popular education news and commentary blog This Week in Education (www.thisweekineducation.com
) is joining Scholastic Administr@tor
, the leading professional magazine for school technology officials and school district leaders, adding to the magazine’s growing Web news portal.
Written by journalist and former U.S Senate education aide Alexander Russo, This Week in Education tells the who, what and why of the day’s education news, policy, research and trends.
Updated several times daily, the blog adds timeliness, perspective and Russo’s frank, entertaining voice to Administr@tor’s
longstanding tradition of in-depth coverage in its print edition, Administr@tor
magazine, published by Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company.
“Bloggers provide some of the richest commentary on education issues today, and This Week in Education is one of the most widely read sites in online education circles,” said Kevin Hogan, Executive Editor of Scholastic Administr@tor
. “With Russo joining the Administr@tor
team, we are now more plugged-in than ever – not only to what happens day-to-day in the education world, but also to how educators are responding.”
Russo, whose blog was previously hosted by Education Week, has written for both print and digital publications including Slate, The Washington Monthly, National Review Online, and numerous trade and general-interest titles. He has provided research and strategic analysis to the Gates Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, and the National Commission on Entrepreneurship, among others. He has made several appearances on local and national NPR, PBS, and Fox News outlets. He received his BA from Stanford University and a Master's in Education Policy from Harvard University.
“From Washington, D.C., to Hawaii, educators, reporters, lawmakers, and school reformers all read this blog,” said Russo, who was previously a teacher and researcher. “This Week in Education is all about helping educators, politicians and the media understand each other a little better.”
is published eight times a year and includes a bi-annual Technology Buying Guide supplement. The magazine can be accessed at www.scholastic.com/administrator
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