The film tells the story of Mary Baratta-Lorton, an innovative mathematics educator of the 1970's who was found murdered in San Francisco at age 34.

HBO's "True Detective" is the latest quality TV drama with at least a subplot related to education, a list that includes shows such as "The Wire" and "House of Cards."

The eight-part documentary series on Chicago under Mayor Rahm Emanuel focuses in part on the tensions that emerge from a plan to close underutilized schools.

It's a rare day all when all four broadcast news shows cover an education-policy story, as they did on the overhaul of the SAT.

Alternative newsweeklies, battered by the changing media landscape or tamed by corporate ownership, are still a showplace for probing journalism about education.

The site by former Washington Post Wonkblog founder Ezra Klein will offer "persistent content." It has hired away a top reporter from Politico Pro Education.

The Washington Post's Sunday magazine education issue looks at the rapper Pitbull and his support of a Miami charter school.

'The Whole Gritty City' looks at the challenges facing students in three school or community marching bands as they prepare for Mardi Gras.

The New York Times' quarterly education section brings a lively mix of stories, and is a bit underappreciated.

The weekly electronic magazine of the Huffington Post news site takes a deeper look at the history of the Common Core State Standards and the current controversies over them.


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